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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Many schools have tweaked math classes to include more visualization and lessons that relate more to real life. Kyle Spencer, Washington Post, "Here’s an approach to math phobia that could add up: Tackle the fear head on," 25 Mar. 2018 The result is that Tableau users can update their visualizations almost instantaneously to reflect new information. Matthew Heimer, Fortune, "How Software Maker Tableau Helps Doctors Tame Data," 19 Mar. 2018 This package used sophisticated digital storytelling and visualization to create a compelling narrative that closes with a recommendation for a path forward. USA TODAY, "Arizona Republic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel lead 2017 USA TODAY Network journalism awards," 7 Mar. 2018 To see the scope of these protests, check out our visualization here. Washington Post, "These are the four largest protests since Trump was inaugurated," 31 May 2018 My first job, upon coming to the States over two decades ago, was in the rapidly evolving field of computer visualization. Cindy Atoji Keene,, "Facing a fear leads to love for the language of computing," 6 July 2018 The excavation will involve lasers, drones, and virtual reality visualizations, the site’s director general told an Italian wire service. National Geographic, "Headless Pompeii Victim Wasn't Crushed to Death, After All," 29 June 2018 Kate Eddens, who researches health behavior at the University of Kentucky, is developing touch-screen software for tablets that provides health information and collects data using visualizations and simple terms. Jessica Wapner, Newsweek, "The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia," 19 July 2015 Samochina has also helped engineers take CAD models and turn them into 3D visualizations. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Standing on Other Planets Is the Killer App for Augmented Reality," 9 July 2018

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1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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