visual

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Late Latin visualis (of sight), from Latin visus (sight), from videre (to see), past participle visus; see visage.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈvɪʒʊəl/, /ˈvɪzjʊəl/, /ˈvɪʒəl/

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvɪʒuəl/, /ˈvɪʒwəl/

Adjective[edit]

visual (comparative more visual, superlative most visual)

  1. Related to or affecting the vision.
    • 2013 May-June, William E. Conner, “An Acoustic Arms Race”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 206-7: 
      Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close [] above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them. Many insects probably use this strategy, which is a close analogy to crypsis in the visible world—camouflage and other methods for blending into one’s visual background.
  2. (obsolete) That can be seen; visible.

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Noun[edit]

visual (plural visuals)

  1. Any element of something that depends on sight.
  2. An image; a picture; a graphic.
  3. (in the plural) All the visual elements of a multi-media presentation or entertainment, usually in contrast with normal text or audio.
  4. (advertising) A preliminary sketch.

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

visual (epicene, plural visuales)

  1. visual

Catalan[edit]

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visual m, f (masculine and feminine plural visuals)

  1. visual

Galician[edit]

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visual m, f (plural visuais)

  1. visual

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

visual m, f (plural visuais; comparable)

  1. visual

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

visual m, f (plural visuales)

  1. visual

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