Definitions for visualˈvɪʒ u əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vis•u•alˈvɪʒ u əl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to seeing or sight:

    a visual image.

    Category: Physiology

  2. used in seeing:

    the visual sense.

    Category: Physiology

  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.

  7. (n.)Usu., visuals. the picture elements, as distinguished from the sound elements, in films, television, etc. photographs, films, charts, or other visual materials, esp. as used for illustration or promotion.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Motion Pictures, Radio and Television, Showbiz, Photography

Origin of visual:

1375–1425; < LL vīsuālis, der. of vīsu(s) sight (vid(ēre) to see)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ocular, optic, optical, visual(adj)

    relating to or using sight

    "ocular inspection"; "an optical illusion"; "visual powers"; "visual navigation"

  2. ocular, visual(adj)


    "be sure of it; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare; "a visual presentation"; "a visual image"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. visual(adjective)ˈvɪʒ u əl

    relating to sb's ability to see

    visual impairment

  2. visualˈvɪʒ u əl

    relating to what you can see

    visual effects


  1. visual(Noun)

    Any element of something that depends on sight.

  2. visual(Noun)

    An image; a picture; a graphic.

  3. visual(Noun)

    All the visual elements of a multi-media presentation or entertainment, usually in contrast with normal text or audio.

  4. visual(Noun)

    A preliminary sketch.

  5. visual(Adjective)

    Related to or affecting the vision.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Visual(adj)

    of or pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing; as, the visual nerve

  2. Visual(adj)

    that can be seen; visible

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'visual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2924

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'visual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4725

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'visual' in Adjectives Frequency: #398

Translations for visual

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of sight or the process of seeing

strange visual effects.

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