visual


visual

adjective

  1. of or relating to seeing or sight: a visual image.
  2. used in seeing: the visual sense.
  3. optical.
  4. perceptible by the sense of sight; visible: a visual beauty.
  5. perceptible by the mind; of the nature of a mental vision: a visual impression captured in a line of verse.

noun

  1. Usually visuals.
    1. the picture elements, as distinguished from the sound elements, in films, television, etc.
    2. photographs, slides, films, charts, or other visual materials, especially as used for illustration or promotion.Compare audio, video.
  2. a rough, preliminary sketch of an advertising layout, showing possible arrangements of material.Compare comprehensive(def 5).
  3. any item or element depending on the sense of sight.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, done by, or used in seeingvisual powers; visual steering
  2. another word for optical
  3. capable of being seen; visible
  4. of, occurring as, or induced by a mental image

noun

  1. a sketch to show the proposed layout of an advertisement, as in a newspaper
  2. (often plural) a photograph, film, or other display material
adj.

early 15c., “coming from the eye or sight” (as a beam of light), from Late Latin visualis “of sight,” from Latin visus “sight,” from visus, past participle of videre “to see” (see vision). Meaning “relating to vision” is first attested c.1600. The noun meaning “photographic film or other visual display” is first recorded 1951.

adj.

  1. Of or relating to the sense of sight.
  2. Seen or able to be seen by the eye; visible.
  3. Optical.

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