visual aid


Definition of visual aid

: 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 Almost everything but the bases had already been rebuilt as a visual aid for tourists. Max Pearl, Vulture, 21 Dec. 2021 Garrett Wilson even brings up a visual aid to back up his complement. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2021 Experts say the tracer, made by medical imaging company Lantheus, will give doctors an important visual aid to guide them to metastatic prostate cancer cells that, before now, were difficult to spot. NBC News, 27 May 2021 Ahead, learn how to make your own pallet bed frame with her step-by-guide, and then watch the video tutorial for a visual aid before you get started. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 22 Apr. 2021 People understand and remember information more easily when it's accompanied by a visual aid, Lederer said. Kathleen Foody, Star Tribune, 8 Apr. 2021 That’s a neat visual aid to tell you that an application can access voice and/or video data from your phone. Chris Smith, BGR, 19 Mar. 2021 As a visual aid, a Washington Post reporter, Seung Min Kim, showed Ms. Murkowski one tweet from 2017 in which Ms. Tanden had been critical of Ms. Murkowski after the senator praised Republican efforts to cut corporate taxes. Mark Leibovich, New York Times, 25 Feb. 2021 Pierce used the bas-relief project as a visual aid for preaching. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of visual aid

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of visual aid was in 1911

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9 Jan 2022

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“Visual aid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of visual aid

: something you look at (such as a chart or film) that is used to make something easier to understand


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