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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
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The sensitivity of a visual acuity test relates to the ability of the test to correctly detect and identify a reduction in visual function when it has truly occurred.
2) The new form no longer requires the driver's signature, blood-pressure reading, visual acuity test using the Snellen chart to determine the driver's eyesight condition, the first endorsement of LTO branch chief prior to the conduct of medical examination, and the official receipt of payment by the driver for the medical examination-unlike the old form.
Of the 87 people screened, 18 per cent had a previously undetected vision problem (based on a visual acuity test - near and distance vision), 3 per cent had high intraocular pressures -- high pressure in the eye can potentially lead to serious vision problems and 2 per cent needed further and more detailed examinations by a specialist, after retina problems were discovered.
The importance of the visual acuity test is that maculopathy can be difficult to diagnose in some patients.
Follow a healthy lifestyle and have regular eye exams--every two to four years if you're 40-64; every year or two at age 65 and older--that include a visual acuity test, a dilated eye exam, and tonometry to measure pressure in the eye.