Definition of visive
1 archaic : of, relating to, or serving for vision the visive sense — George Berkeley
2 archaic : capable of seeing or of being seen gives vision to visive natures — Thomas Taylor
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Origin and Etymology of visive
Medieval Latin visivus, from Latin visus sight, vision + -ivus -ive — more at visage
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