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 Jamie’s visualization became a reality, her brand was a hit and the effort was successful. Tyler Trimbath, Forbes, "Building Consistency Preparation, Mindset And Visualization In Sales And Leadership," 9 Apr. 2021 Is this a scientific visualization or an old-school MTV music video? Elizabeth Howell, Forbes, "Black Hole Dance Video Shows ‘Extreme Gravity Funhouse’," 19 Apr. 2021 The original poster of the claim later clarified in a tweet that the image is a visualization and criticized Cruz for not checking the accuracy of the post. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Viral image of a conceptual design does not show Vladimir Putin's house," 10 Apr. 2021 University of Arizona women's basketball coach Adia Barnes is big on visualization. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, "Final Four newcomer Arizona braces for perennial title contender UConn," 2 Apr. 2021 This interdisciplinary research hub that opened in the fall of 2020 houses a state-of-the-art visualization lab and the virtual reality and augmented reality expertise of SMU Guildhall, one of the world’s leading graduate game design programs. David Buice, Dallas News, "SMU meets the opportunities of the data-driven world with cutting-edge research and data science programs," 29 Mar. 2021 Selipsky, 54 years old, has been CEO of Tableau since 2016, guiding the Seattle company through a reboot of its data visualization software business and its $15.3 billion sale to in 2019. Fortune, "Amazon names new cloud unit chief after Jassy is promoted to CEO," 23 Mar. 2021 If gratitude is something that doesn’t come naturally, negative visualization can help you to get there. New York Times, "Over 3 Million People Took This Course on Happiness. Here’s What Some Learned.," 13 Mar. 2021 My plots of the data and a film visualization highlight the pace and frenzy of this mass murder. Gary Stix, Scientific American, "A Biologist Reconstructs the Grotesque Efficiency of the Nazis’ Killing Machine," 10 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of visualization

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 May 2021

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“Visualization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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