Meaning of VISUAL in English


/ ˈvɪʒuəl; NAmE / adjective , noun

■ adjective

of or connected with seeing or sight :

I have a very good visual memory.

the visual arts

The building makes a tremendous visual impact.

►  visu·al·ly adverb :

visually handicapped / impaired

visually exciting

■ noun

a picture, map, piece of film, etc. used to make an article or a talk easier to understand or more interesting :

He used striking visuals to get his point across.



late Middle English (originally describing a beam imagined to proceed from the eye and make vision possible): from late Latin visualis , from Latin visus sight, from videre to see. The current noun sense dates from the 1950s.

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