What does Visual mean?
Definitions for Visual
ˈvɪʒ u əlvis·ual
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Visual.
ocular, optic, optical, visualadjective
relating to or using sight
"ocular inspection"; "an optical illusion"; "visual powers"; "visual navigation"
"be sure of it; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare; "a visual presentation"; "a visual image"
Any element of something that depends on sight.
An image; a picture; a graphic.
All the visual elements of a multi-media presentation or entertainment, usually in contrast with normal text or audio.
A preliminary sketch.
Related to or affecting the vision.
The visual system comprises the sensory organ (the eye) and parts of the central nervous system (the retina containing photoreceptor cells, the optic nerve, the optic tract and the visual cortex) which gives organisms the sense of sight (the ability to detect and process visible light) as well as enabling the formation of several non-image photo response functions. It detects and interprets information from the optical spectrum perceptible to that species to "build a representation" of the surrounding environment. The visual system carries out a number of complex tasks, including the reception of light and the formation of monocular neural representations, colour vision, the neural mechanisms underlying stereopsis and assessment of distances to and between objects, the identification of a particular object of interest, motion perception, the analysis and integration of visual information, pattern recognition, accurate motor coordination under visual guidance, and more. The neuropsychological side of visual information processing is known as visual perception, an abnormality of which is called visual impairment, and a complete absence of which is called blindness. Non-image forming visual functions, independent of visual perception, include (among others) the pupillary light reflex and circadian photoentrainment. This article mostly describes the visual system of mammals, humans in particular, although other animals have similar visual systems (see bird vision, vision in fish, mollusc eye, and reptile vision).
of or pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing; as, the visual nerve
that can be seen; visible
Etymology: [L. visualis, from visus a seeing, sight: cf. F. visuel. See Vision.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
viz′ū-al, adj. belonging to vision or sight: visible: produced by sight: used in sight: used for seeing.—n. Visualisā′tion.—v.t. Vis′ualīse, to make visible or visual, externalise to the eye.—v.i. to call up a clear mental image.—ns. Vis′ualīser; Visual′ity.—adv. Vis′ually.
Relating to or using sight.
She was able to see the visual picture within her mind.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Visual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2924
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Rank popularity for the word 'Visual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4725
Rank popularity for the word 'Visual' in Adjectives Frequency: #398
The numerical value of Visual in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Visual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of Visual in a Sentence
We just need more people to be vocal, to be visual about how they feel about what's going in America right now.
So any time someone hands me a weapon, even if they tell me it's unloaded, the first thing I do is I check to make sure it's unloaded. I'll pull out the magazine and get a visual check, day or night, to make sure that it is actually clear. And I know 100%, without a shadow of a doubt, I know the condition of that weapon. It's that critical.
Our visual system is supposed to throw away information about the illuminant and extract information about the actual reflectance, but I’ve studied individual differences in color vision for 30 years, and this is one of the biggest individual differences I’ve ever seen.
We are a visual species, we show incredibly fast reactions to visual images.
Corrections Director Bryan Stirling:
It gives us a visual of our institutions from up to 400 feet. We can see the entire institution, and we can see the perimeter.
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