visual aid

noun

: an instructional device (such as a chart, map, or model) that appeals chiefly to vision
especially : an educational motion picture or filmstrip

Examples of visual aid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fortunately, the canthal tilt filter has since been adopted for more positive purposes, serving as a visual aid to help users paint perfect eyeliner wings. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 28 Sep. 2023 Day spoke to the judges confidently and articulately, without using a visual aid in his presentation. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 4 Aug. 2023 Through the help of this supplement, people within the age group of 30 to 90 were able to improve their central vision and see clearly and brightly without needing any visual aid like a lens. Discover Magazine, 30 June 2023 At Mile 10, the scientists float by a more tangible visual aid. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, 6 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for visual aid 

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of visual aid was in 1911

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“Visual aid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/visual%20aid. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

visual aid

noun
: an instructional device (as a chart, map, or model) that appeals chiefly to vision
especially : an educational movie or filmstrip
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