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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Besides film footage, the sub also captured images that will allow researchers to create detailed 3D models of the wreck, including virtual reality visualizations. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "The Titanic Is Being Reclaimed by the Sea," 22 Aug. 2019 Katie Peek Katie Peek, formerly the information graphics editor at Popular Science, is a science journalist and data-visualization designer. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, "The Great Ocean Divide," 23 July 2019 But none of the deals have been close to the size of Tableau, a leader in software that creates visualizations of large data sets that... Kimberly Chin, WSJ, "Salesforce to Buy Analytics Platform Tableau," 10 June 2019 Fusser uses vestiges of light, whether active at the instant or immobile in a finished picture, as visualizations of time and change. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: An exhibition that draws attention to overlooked issues," 23 Aug. 2019 Other software programs include StentViz to get better visualization of stents; InnovaChase, which can follow contrast bolus at a rate of 5 frames per second; and Innova Vision, for live 3D rotational images at a single click. Sponsored Content With Emergency Hospital Systems, Houston Chronicle, "New Cath Lab Brings Cutting-edge Cardiac Care to Cleveland, Texas Residents," 12 Aug. 2019 Lauvaux sensed that such visualizations of the otherwise invisible gas plumes could help policymakers and industry leaders zero in on the sources of the greenhouse gases, particularly methane, that are fueling the world’s worsening climate crisis. Jeremy Hsu, Scientific American, "Private Space Race Targets Greenhouse Gas Emitters," 31 July 2019 Competition divisions ranged from 3D visualization and animation to barbering, cybersecurity and even nail care. Glendale News-Press, "Clark Magnet, Crescenta Valley High students show off skills at national championship," 16 July 2019 Nvidia Clara comprises libraries for data and image processing, AI model processing, and visualization. Matthew Rothenberg, Ars Technica, "The trick to saving human factory jobs might be teaming up with the machines," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of visualization

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-​ 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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