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visional

[ vizh-uh-nl ]
/ ˈvɪʒ ə nl /
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adjective

of or relating to visions.
belonging to or seen in a vision.

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Origin of visional

First recorded in 1580–90; vision + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM visional

vi·sion·al·ly, adverbnon·vi·sion·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for visional

  • That which the primitives had to say was so rudimentary and well-learned that it took a definite visional form in their minds.

  • Clementina laughed in triumph at the outcome of her efforts, so that a reluctant visional smile came upon Gregory's face, too.

    Ragged Lady, Complete|William Dean Howells

British Dictionary definitions for visional

visional
/ (ˈvɪʒənəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or seen in a vision, apparition, etc

Derived forms of visional

visionally, adverb
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