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visualize

[vizh-oo-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used without object), vis·u·al·ized, vis·u·al·iz·ing.
  1. to recall or form mental images or pictures.
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verb (used with object), vis·u·al·ized, vis·u·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make visual or visible.
  2. to form a mental image of.
  3. to make perceptible to the mind or imagination.
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Also especially British, vis·u·al·ise.

Origin of visualize

First recorded in 1810–20; visual + -ize
Related formsvis·u·al·iz·a·ble, adjectivevis·u·al·i·za·tion, nounvis·u·al·iz·er, vis·u·al·ist, nounnon·vis·u·al·ized, adjectivere·vis·u·al·i·za·tion, nounre·vis·u·al·ize, verb, re·vis·u·al·ized, re·vis·u·al·iz·ing.un·vis·u·al·ized, adjectivewell-vis·u·al·ized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for visualizer

Historical Examples

  • I am not a 'visualizer;' I have infrequent hypnagogic hallucinations, and they are all of the auditory type.

    Essay on the Creative Imagination

    Th. Ribot


British Dictionary definitions for visualizer

visualize

visualise

verb
  1. to form a mental image of (something incapable of being viewed or not at that moment visible)
  2. med to view by means of an X-ray the outline of (a bodily organ, structure, or part)
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Derived Formsvisualizer or visualiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for visualizer

visualize

v.

1817, first attested in, and perhaps coined by, Coleridge; see visual + -ize. Related: Visualized; visualizing.

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