- Visual describes something that is seen.
An example of visual used as an adjective is a visual presentation with moving images and pictures.
- The definition of a visual is a film clip or image used to illustrate a story or a message.
An example of a visual is the short clip from an old news broadcast.
- of, connected with, or used in seeing
- based on, designed for, or controlled by the use of sight
- that is or can be seen; visible
- of, having the nature of, or occurring as a mental image, or vision
- Optics optical
Origin of visualMiddle English from Late Latin visualis from Classical Latin visus, a sight: see vision
- a film clip, still photograph, etc. as used in a documentary film, TV news broadcast, etc.
- [pl.] the visual elements of a film, TV presentation, etc., as distinct from the accompanying sound
- Of or relating to the sense of sight: a visual organ; visual receptors on the retina.
- Seen or able to be seen by the eye; visible: a visual presentation; a design with a dramatic visual effect.
- Done, maintained, or executed by sight only: visual navigation.
- Having the nature of or producing an image in the mind: a visual memory of the scene.
- Of or relating to a method of instruction involving sight.
Origin of visualMiddle English from Late Latin vīsuālis from Latin vīsus sight from past participle of vidēre to see ; see vision .
- vi′su·al·ness vi′su·al′i·ty
(comparative more visual, superlative most visual)
- Related to or affecting the vision.