visualization

noun
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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There were so many lessons learned, but perhaps most important was the idea of pre-visualization - to create the image in your mind’s eye. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Why Rob Decker is on a mission to photograph every National Park," 21 July 2018 In the earlier 19th century, graphs such as Bronn’s (or other kinds of visualizations, such as line graphs) were relatively novel, and their ubiquity not yet established. David Sepkoski, The Atlantic, "19th-Century Paleontology Was at the Forefront of Big Data," 14 Feb. 2018 The chart is a visualization of how every variable required to make the game run changes over the course of ten seconds of play. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Believe It or Not, This Is Pac-Man," 25 Jan. 2019 So Disney pioneered proprietary software programs that provide predictive renderings and pre-visualizations that assist in everything from seeing how a figure moves in a costume to predicting when components need replacing. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "The A1000 Is Disney's Advanced Animatronic Bringing the Galaxy's Edge Star Wars Theme Park To Life," 28 Feb. 2019 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

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First Known Use of visualization

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-​ 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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