visuality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

visual +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

visuality (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being visual.
    • 1840, Thomas Carlyle, Heroes and Hero Worship[1]:
      Not the general whole only; every compartment of it is worked out, with intense earnestness, into truth, into clear visuality.
    • 1912, Frederic Stewart Isham, A Man and His Money[2]:
      The scope of his mental visuality no longer included the figure of the agent from the private detective bureau.
    • 2008 November 23, Kevin Kelly, “Becoming Screen Literate”, New York Times:
      We are now in the middle of a second Gutenberg shift — from book fluency to screen fluency, from literacy to visuality.