I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin visualis, from Latin visus sight, from vidēre to see Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or used in vision <
visual organs
2. attained or maintained by sight <
visual impressions
3. visible <
visual objects
4. producing mental images ; vivid 5. done or executed by sight only <
visual navigation
6. of, relating to, or employing visual aids • visually adverb II. noun Date: 1938 something (as a graphic) that appeals to the sight and is used for effect or illustration — usually used in plural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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