visual

[ vizh-oo-uh l ]
/ ˈvɪʒ u əl /

adjective

noun

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Origin of visual

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin vīsuālis, equivalent to vīsu(s) sight (vid(ēre) to see + -tus suffix of v. action, with dt > s) + -ālis -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM visual

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH visual

visible visual
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Example sentences from the Web for non-visual

  • It's just that their aboutness can't be translated into non-visual terms.

    An Einstein Eye|Blake Gopnik|May 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • In the heating of solid bodies to incandescence, this non-visual emission is the necessary basis of the visual.

British Dictionary definitions for non-visual

visual
/ (ˈvɪʒʊəl, -zjʊ-) /

adjective

of, relating to, done by, or used in seeingvisual powers; visual steering
another word for optical
capable of being seen; visible
of, occurring as, or induced by a mental image

noun

a sketch to show the proposed layout of an advertisement, as in a newspaper
(often plural) a photograph, film, or other display material

Derived forms of visual

visually, adverb

Word Origin for visual

C15: from Late Latin vīsuālis, from Latin vīsus sight, from vidēre to see
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Medical definitions for non-visual

visual
[ vĭzhōō-əl ]

adj.

Of or relating to the sense of sight.
Seen or able to be seen by the eye; visible.
Optical.
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