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visualize

[ vizh-oo-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈvɪʒ u əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used without object), vis·u·al·ized, vis·u·al·iz·ing.

to recall or form mental images or pictures.

verb (used with object), vis·u·al·ized, vis·u·al·iz·ing.

to make visual or visible.
to form a mental image of.
to make perceptible to the mind or imagination.

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visual range, visual receptor cell, visual violet, visualise, visualization, visualize, visually, visually handicapped, visually impaired, visuognosis, visuomotor
Also especially British, vis·u·al·ise.

Origin of visualize

First recorded in 1810–20; visual + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for visualization (1 of 2)

visualization

visualisation

/ (ˌvɪʒʊəlaɪˈzeɪʃən, -zjʊ-) /

noun

the act or an instance of visualizing
a technique involving focusing on positive mental images in order to achieve a particular goal

British Dictionary definitions for visualization (2 of 2)

visualize

visualise

/ (ˈvɪʒʊəˌlaɪz, -zjʊ-) /

verb

to form a mental image of (something incapable of being viewed or not at that moment visible)
med to view by means of an X-ray the outline of (a bodily organ, structure, or part)
Derived Formsvisualizer or visualiser, noun
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