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

Examples of visualization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the visualization shows, the black hole isn’t actually pulling at the star itself. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 7 May 2022 Another challenge was the need for extensive CGI pre-visualization to get the look of Spidey swinging through Manhattan down right — a commonplace practice today that was still in its infancy 20 years ago. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 28 Apr. 2022 Stiefel has experience in web development, data processing, data visualization and reporting. Sfchroniclepr, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Apr. 2022 The key is to combine e-commerce with a few prestige brick-and-mortar locations, or several small stores, and use beta testing locations with product options aided by visualization technology. Marilisa Barbieri, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Rumore started her career at the Tribune as a data visualization reporter in 2013, and shares Mather’s love for the paper’s special collections. Kori Rumore,, 1 Feb. 2022 Using data visualization software, the team mapped the asymmetrical bubble. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Jan. 2022 Take the visualization platform This Climate Does Not Exist, timed to coincide with the COP26 report. Wai Chee Dimock, Scientific American, 5 Apr. 2022 Workflow visualization can also provide content intelligence through usable and living graphics. Gene Chao, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of visualization

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 May 2022

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“Visualization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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