vi·​su·​al·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌvi-zhə-wə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce visualization (audio) , 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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Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps someone made this method up more recently as an interesting and cool visualization of how long multiplication works. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "You Have to Try This Ancient Way to Multiply," 13 Apr. 2020 The Washington Post examined the disastrous effects of global warming, analyzing nearly 170 years of temperature data, creating interactive maps and other visualizations, and compiling dispatches from a dozen hot spots. New York Times, "Pulitzer Prize: 2020 Winners List," 4 May 2020 And within 48 hours, Fagen-Ulmschneider released his impressively straightforward, interactive visualization of the COVID-19 pandemic. Esther Landhuis, Popular Mechanics, "These Data Science Wizards Tell Us What's Really Happening With Coronavirus," 28 Apr. 2020 The white paper—and its accompanying data visualization of an ominous cloud of coronavirus hitting an unwitting runner—was an instant hit with the press and social media, thanks largely to a Medium post that went, um, viral. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, "Inside the Controversial 6-Foot Social-Distancing Study," 17 Apr. 2020 BenevolentAI’s software can offer interactive visualizations of the connections among diseases, symptoms, and biological processes, sourced from databases and machine-learning algorithms that process text in scientific papers. Tom Simonite, Wired, "AI Uncovers a Potential Treatment for Covid-19 Patients," 17 Apr. 2020 The team also created an interactive visualization that shows the evolution of regional hotspots over time. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, "Map Reveals Hidden U.S. Hotspots of Coronavirus Infection," 2 Apr. 2020 The workshop will include meditation, visualization and coaching. Robert Gant, Anchorage Daily News, "Stay healthy during quarantine with these virtual workout classes," 26 Mar. 2020 On The Haves and Have-Nots, his data visualization again put story first. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "Dallas Morning News honors 14 staff members, 2 teams as Journalists of the Year," 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of visualization

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 May 2020

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“Visualization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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variants: also British visualisation \ ˌvizh-​(ə-​)wə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən, ˌvizh-​ə-​lə-​ How to pronounce visualisation (audio) \

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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