- of or relating to seeing or sight: a visual image.
- used in seeing: the visual sense.
- perceptible by the sense of sight; visible: a visual beauty.
- perceptible by the mind; of the nature of a mental vision: a visual impression captured in a line of verse.
- Usually visuals.
- a rough, preliminary sketch of an advertising layout, showing possible arrangements of material.Compare comprehensive(def 5).
- any item or element depending on the sense of sight.
Origin of visual
- 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
- a sketch to show the proposed layout of an advertisement, as in a newspaper
- (often plural) a photograph, film, or other display material
Word Origin for visual
early 15c., "coming from the eye or sight" (as a beam of light), from Late Latin visualis "of sight," from Latin visus "sight," from visus, past participle of videre "to see" (see vision). Meaning "relating to vision" is first attested c.1600. The noun meaning "photographic film or other visual display" is first recorded 1951.
- Of or relating to the sense of sight.
- Seen or able to be seen by the eye; visible.