subvisual

adjective sub·vi·su·al \ ˌsəb-ˈvi-zhə-wəl , -zhəl ; -ˈvizh-wəl \
variants: or sub-visual
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subvisual

:not visible without the aid of special instruments :subvisible
  • … once you have seen the subvisual world through the microscope, you stop inventing demons and magic as the agents of change.
  • —Dava Sobel
  • Auroras have a wide range of brightness, usually rated from 0 to 4 on a logarithmic scale … in which each number is 10 times brighter than the previous one. Zero means subvisual, detected only with instruments.
  • —Robert H Eather

First Known Use of subvisual

1873


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