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visual effect

[vizh-oo-uh l i-fekt] /ˈvɪʒ u əl ɪˈfɛkt/
Usually, visual effects. a special effect that is added to a film or video in post-production, as computer-generated imagery.
Abbreviation: VFX.
Origin of visual effect
First recorded in 1980-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The aim of the music was thus to intensify and supplement the visual effect.

    Music: An Art and a Language Walter Raymond Spalding
  • It has been rendered as for visual effect; the character is not intended to convey phonetic information.

  • The visual effect of one propeller seen through another—that was identification.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster

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