visual aid

noun

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

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The visual aids During his opening statement, House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) asserted that Republicans were trying to shut down a fruitful investigation. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "3 key moments from Peter Strzok’s wild hearing," 12 July 2018 Someone on the committee objected at one point, but the visual aids were allowed to stay. Aaron Blake, chicagotribune.com, "7 key moments from FBI agent's Peter Strzok's wild House hearing," 12 July 2018 Someone on the committee objected at one point, but the visual aids were allowed to stay. Aaron Blake, BostonGlobe.com, "6 key moments from Peter Strzok’s wild hearing," 12 July 2018 Someone on the committee objected at one point, but the visual aids were allowed to stay. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "3 key moments from Peter Strzok’s wild hearing," 12 July 2018 The poster was intended as a visual aid in welcoming surviving Red Army soldiers back to civilian life and to the daunting task of rebuilding the Soviet Union at the end of the devastating war. Sasha Senderovich, The New Republic, "An Ending for the Conflicted Cold Warriors of The Americans," 29 May 2018 The second of three presidential debates before the July 1 presidential election was heavy on visual aids, with the candidates waving magazine covers, charts and a white bag that deported Mexican migrants receive to hold their belongings. Joshua Partlow, Washington Post, "‘You can’t appease tyrants and bullies’: Mexican candidates take hard line on Trump," 21 May 2018 Another technique that helps Carter is the curriculum visual aids used by Goldfish instructors. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School help child with special needs," 7 May 2018 His visual aids seemed tailor-made for a president whose love of maps and charts is well known. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "How foreign leaders sweet-talk Trump," 2 May 2018

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1911, in the meaning defined above

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visual aid

noun

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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