visualization

noun
vi·​su·​al·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌvi-zhə-wə-lə-ˈzā-shən , ˌvi-zhə-lə-, ˌvizh-wə-lə-\

Definition of visualization

1 : formation of mental visual images
2 : the act or process of interpreting in visual terms or of putting into visible form
3 : the process of making an internal organ or part visible by the introduction (as by swallowing) of a radiopaque substance followed by radiography

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This innovation in data visualization was heralded as a key point in the nascent field of epidemiology. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Victoria (Mostly) Got It Right: The True Story of John Snow's Cholera Breakthrough," 4 Feb. 2019 Instruments is the newer of the two, and boasts, amongst other things, powerful visualizations to make large volumes of data more manageable. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X, part III," 28 May 2018 The Day the World Changed is notable not just for these stories, but for its dramatic visualizations of a world scarred by nuclear warfare. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Holograms, campfire horror stories, and OK Go: the best VR and AR from the Tribeca Film Festival," 27 May 2018 Democracy Speaking of ads, Bloomberg has a beautiful data visualization of the subjects of political ads across the country right now, broken down by location and medium. Casey Newton, The Verge, "One way Twitter’s ad archive improves on Facebook’s," 3 Nov. 2018 Here is a visualization of what scientists believe likely occurred. Dylan Moriarty, WSJ, "How the Indonesian Earthquake Produced an Outsize Tsunami," 2 Oct. 2018 The mummy, named Nesperennub, was virtually unwrapped using cutting-edge CT scanning technology and visualization techniques. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Complete History of the Autopsy," 26 Dec. 2018 MIT’s Senseable City Lab develops sensors, algorithms, and visualizations to tackle problems from boat traffic in Amsterdam to air quality in Nairobi. Emily Strasser, Curbed, "A secret city opens up," 8 Aug. 2018 Purdy attributes much of her recent success in part to a pre-race deep breathing and visualization ritual. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy Trains to Be a World-Class Snowboarder," 12 Dec. 2018

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1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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visualization

noun
vi·​su·​al·​i·​za·​tion
variants: also British visualisation \ ˌvizh-​(ə-​)wə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən, ˌvizh-​ə-​lə-​ \

Medical Definition of visualization

1 : formation of mental visual images
2 : the process of making an internal organ or part visible by the introduction (as by swallowing, by an injection, or by an enema) of a radiopaque substance followed by radiography

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