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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪʒʊəl/, /ˈvɪzjʊəl/, /ˈvɪʒəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvɪʒuəl/, /ˈvɪʒwəl/

AdjectiveEdit

visual (comparative more visual, superlative most visual)

  1. Related to or affecting the vision.
    • 2013 May-June, William E. Conner, “An Acoustic Arms Race”, in 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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NounEdit

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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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin visuālis, from Latin visus.

AdjectiveEdit

visual (epicene, plural visuales)

  1. visual

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin visuālis, from Latin visus.

AdjectiveEdit

visual (masculine and feminine plural visuals)

  1. visual

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin visuālis, from Latin visus.

AdjectiveEdit

visual m, f (plural visuais)

  1. visual

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin visuālis, from Latin visus.

AdjectiveEdit

visual m, f (plural visuais, comparable)

  1. visual

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin visuālis, from Latin visus.

AdjectiveEdit

visual (plural visuales)

  1. visual

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