visuality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

visual +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

visuality (countable and uncountable, plural visualities)

  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”, in New York Times[3]:
      We are now in the middle of a second Gutenberg shift — from book fluency to screen fluency, from literacy to visuality.
  2. vision (mental picture) (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. physical appearance (Can we add an example for this sense?)