visual

[vizh-oo-uh l]

adjective

noun


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
Related formsnon·vis·u·al, adjectivesub·vis·u·al, adjective, nounsu·per·vis·u·al, adjectivesu·per·vis·u·al·ly, adverbun·vis·u·al, adjectiveun·vis·u·al·ly, adverb
Can be confusedvisible visual
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British Dictionary definitions for supervisual

visual

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 Formsvisually, adverb

Word Origin for visual

C15: from Late Latin vīsuālis, from Latin vīsus sight, from vidēre to see
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Word Origin and History for supervisual

visual

adj.

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.

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supervisual in Medicine

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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