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visual

adjective vi·su·al \ ˈvi-zhə-wəl , -zhəl ; ˈvizh-wəl \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of visual

1 : of, relating to, or used in vision
  • visual organs
2 : attained or maintained by sight
  • visual impressions
3 : visible
  • visual objects
4 : producing mental images : vivid
5 : done or executed by sight only
  • visual navigation
6 : of, relating to, or employing visual aids

visually

play \ˈvi-zhə-wə-lē, -zhə-lē; ˈvizh-wə-lē\ adverb

Examples of visual in a Sentence

  1. color, shape, and other visual attributes

  2. She appreciates the visual arts such as painting and film.

  3. Maps are a visual tool for learning.

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Origin and Etymology of visual

Middle English, from Late Latin visualis, from Latin visus sight, from vidēre to see


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visual

noun

Definition of visual

: something (such as a graphic) that appeals to the sight and is used for effect or illustration usually used in plural

Examples of visual in a Sentence

  1. Should I include some visuals in my presentation?

  2. a film director known for his powerful visuals

Recent Examples of visual from the Web

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First Known Use of visual

1938



VISUAL Defined for English Language Learners

visual

adjective

Definition of visual for English Language Learners

  • : relating to seeing or to the eyes


visual

noun

Definition of visual for English Language Learners

  • : something you look at (such as a picture, chart, or film) that is used to make something more appealing or easier to understand


VISUAL Defined for Kids

visual

adjective vi·su·al \ ˈvi-zhə-wəl \

Definition of visual for Students

1 : obtained by the use of sight
  • a visual impression
2 : of, relating to, or used in seeing
  • the visual organs
3 : appealing to the sense of sight
  • Charts, drawings, and other visual aids can enhance a presentation.

visually

adverb
  • visually appealing

Medical Dictionary

visual

adjective vi·su·al \ ˈvizh-(ə-)wəl, ˈvizh-əl \

medical Definition of visual

1 : of, relating to, or used in vision
  • visual organs
2 : attained or maintained by sight
  • visual impressions

visually

play \ˈvizh-(ə-)wə-lē, ˈvizh-(ə-)lē\ adverb


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