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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.
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.
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The quality, condition, or degree of being visible:
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That's why my writing has a painter's strong sense of image, a visualness.
There are papers on Pope's life and times, his friends and enemies, his versification, poetic 'spaces' or the visualness of his poetry, his translation of Homer, his relation to the Classics and to the Elizabethans, his pastoral verse, the role of ideology in his verses, Pope's use of verse as opposition to political power, crime and punishment, landscapes and estates, Pope and money, the poet's relationship with the book trade (particularly well done), Pope and 'gender', medicine and the body and Pope 'and the other'.
According to Bosley (1992), art theorist John Berger suggests that before humanity understands verbalness, it experiences "the visualness of the world.

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