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vi·su·al

 (vĭzh′o͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the sense of sight: a visual organ; visual receptors on the retina.
2. Seen or able to be seen by the eye; visible: a visual presentation; a design with a dramatic visual effect.
3. Optical.
4. Done, maintained, or executed by sight only: visual navigation.
5. Having the nature of or producing an image in the mind: a visual memory of the scene.
6. Of or relating to a method of instruction involving sight.
n.
A picture, chart, or other presentation that appeals to the sense of sight, used in promotion or for illustration or narration: an ad campaign with striking visuals; trying to capture a poem in a cinematic visual.

[Middle English, from Late Latin vīsuālis, from Latin vīsus, sight, from past participle of vidēre, to see; see vision.]

vi′su·al·ly adv.
vi′su·al·ness, vi′su·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.

visual

(ˈvɪʒʊəl; -zjʊ-)
adj
1. of, relating to, done by, or used in seeing: visual powers; visual steering.
2. (General Physics) another word for optical
3. capable of being seen; visible
4. of, occurring as, or induced by a mental image
n
5. (Journalism & Publishing) a sketch to show the proposed layout of an advertisement, as in a newspaper
6. (often plural) a photograph, film, or other display material
[C15: from Late Latin vīsuālis, from Latin vīsus sight, from vidēre to see]
ˈvisually adv

vis•u•al

(ˈvɪʒ u əl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to seeing or sight: a visual image.
2. used in seeing: the visual sense.
3. optical.
4. perceptible by the sense of sight; visible.
5. perceptible by the mind: a visual impression captured in a line of verse.
6. of or involving the use of projected or displayed pictures, charts, maps, models, etc. for education or informative purposes: visual aids.
n.
7. Usu., visuals.
a. the picture elements, as distinguished from the sound elements, in films, television, etc.
b. photographs, films, charts, or other visual materials, esp. as used for illustration or promotion.
[1375–1425; < Late Latin vīsuālis, derivative of vīsu(s) sight (vid(ēre) to see)]

visual

visible
1. 'visual'

Visual means 'relating to sight'.

Visual jokes are an increasing part of modern fashion.
...exhibitions of the visual arts.
2. 'visible'

Something that is visible is large enough to be seen, or is in a position where it can be seen.

These tiny creatures are hardly visible to the naked eye.
Beyond them the volcano's peak, just visible from this angle, shone gold tinged with pink.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.visual - relating to or using sightvisual - relating to or using sight; "ocular inspection"; "an optical illusion"; "visual powers"; "visual navigation"
2.visual - visible; "be sure of it; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare; "a visual presentation"; "a visual image"
seeable, visible - capable of being seen; or open to easy view; "a visible object"; "visible stars"; "mountains visible in the distance"; "a visible change of expression"; "visible files"

visual

adjective
1. optical, optic, ocular the way our brain processes visual information
2. observable, visible, perceptible, discernible There was no visual evidence to support his claim.
observable invisible, imperceptible, unnoticeable, indiscernible, out of sight, unperceivable

visual

adjective
1. Serving, resulting from, or relating to the sense of sight:
Translations
بَصَريبَصَرِيّ
zrakový
visuel
visuaalinen
vizualan
vizuális
sjón-, sjónar-, sjónrænn
視覚の
시각의
regimasisvizualiaivizualus
redzes-vizuāls
zrakový
viden
visuell
ที่เห็นได้
görme duygusuna aitgörsel
thuộc thị giác

visual

[ˈvɪzjʊəl]
A. ADJvisual
B. CPD visual aids N (in teaching) → medios mpl visuales
the visual arts NPLlas artes plásticas
visual display unit Nunidad f de despliegue visual, monitor m
visual effects NPLefectos mpl visuales
visual proof NPLpruebas fpl oculares

visual

[ˈvɪʒuəl ˈvɪzjuəl]
adjvisuel(le)
nsupport m visuelvisual aid nsupport m visuelvisual arts nplarts mpl visuelsvisual display unit nmoniteur m

visual

adjSeh-; image, memory, impression, depiction, jokevisuell; visual cortexSehzentrum nt; visual disorderSehstörung f; he is a very visual songwriterer schreibt sehr bildliche Liedertexte
n(grafischer) Entwurf

visual

:
visual aids
visual arts
n the visualdie darstellenden Künste pl
visual display terminal
nBildschirmterminal nt
visual display unit
nSichtgerät nt
visual field
nSehfeld nt, → Gesichtsfeld nt

visual

[ˈvɪzjʊəl] adjvisivo/a

visual

(ˈviʒuəl) adjective
of sight or the process of seeing. strange visual effects.
ˈvisually adverb
ˌvisual disˈplay unit noun
(abbreviation VDU) the part of a computer with a screen on which information is displayed.

visual

بَصَرِيّ zrakový visuel visuell οπτικός visual visuaalinen visuel vizualan visivo 視覚の 시각의 visueel visuell wizualny visual зрительный visuell ที่เห็นได้ görsel thuộc thị giác 视觉的

vis·u·al

a. visual, rel. a la visión;
___ acuityacuidad ___;
___ fieldcampo ___;
___ field defectdefecto del campo ___.

visual

adj visual
References in classic literature ?
thought Hepzibah, who had been screwing her visual organs into the acutest focus of which they were capable.
But all in vain; those young Platonists have a notion that their vision is imperfect; they are short-sighted; what use, then, to strain the visual nerve?
Moreover, while in most other animals that I can now think of, the eyes are so planted as imperceptibly to blend their visual power, so as to produce one picture and not two to the brain; the peculiar position of the whale's eyes, effectually divided as they are by many cubic feet of solid head, which towers between them like a great mountain separating two lakes in valleys; this, of course, must wholly separate the impressions which each independent organ imparts.
Here matter new to gaze the Devil met Undazl'd, farr and wide his eye commands, For sight no obstacle found here, nor shade, But all Sun-shine, as when his Beams at Noon Culminate from th' AEQUATOR, as they now Shot upward still direct, whence no way round Shadow from body opaque can fall, and the Aire, No where so cleer, sharp'nd his visual ray To objects distant farr, whereby he soon Saw within kenn a glorious Angel stand, The same whom JOHN saw also in the Sun: His back was turnd, but not his brightness hid; Of beaming sunnie Raies, a golden tiar Circl'd his Head, nor less his Locks behind Illustrious on his Shoulders fledge with wings Lay waving round; on som great charge imploy'd Hee seemd, or fixt in cogitation deep.
Poligny and Debienne, we had been so nicely steeped"--Moncharmin's style is not always irreproachable-- "had no doubt ended by blinding my imaginative and also my visual faculties.
In previous sections I have said that all figures in Flatland present the appearance of a straight line; and it was added or implied, that it is consequently impossible to distinguish by the visual organ between individuals of different classes: yet now I am about to explain to my Spaceland critics how we are able to recognize one another by the sense of sight.
The Martians had what appears to have been an auditory organ, a single round drum at the back of the head-body, and eyes with a visual range not very different from ours except that, according to Philips, blue and violet were as black to them.
Another whom I frequently met had the hollow of his eyes tattooed in two regular squares and his visual organs being remarkably brilliant, they gleamed forth from out this setting like a couple of diamonds inserted in ebony.
And even then the visual impression was more of colour in a picture than of the forms of actual life.
An individual who was standing beyond the railing, in the free space around the marble table, and whom no one had yet caught sight of, since his long, thin body was completely sheltered from every visual ray by the diameter of the pillar against which he was leaning; this individual, we say, tall, gaunt, pallid, blond, still young, although already wrinkled about the brow and cheeks, with brilliant eyes and a smiling mouth, clad in garments of black serge, worn and shining with age, approached the marble table, and made a sign to the poor sufferer.
These reflections, rapid as lightning, simultaneous with visual perception, D'Artagnan had already forgotten when he descended the first steps of the staircase.
Consequently, at the moment of firing the visual radius applied to the moon will describe, with the vertical line of the place, an angle of sixty-four degrees.