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vi·su·al  (vzh-l)
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. Often used in the plural: an ad campaign with striking visuals; trying to capture a poem in a cinematic visual.

[Middle English, from Late Latin vsulis, from Latin vsus, sight, from past participle of vidre, to see; see vision.]

visu·al·ly adv.
visu·al·ness, visu·ali·ty (-l-t) n.


visual  /vdul/  adj. 1 related to being seen: A picture is a visual object. 2 seeable, (syn.) discernible: The sailor made a visual sighting of a distant ship. -adv. visually. visual

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