from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the sense of sight: a visual organ; visual receptors on the retina.
- adj. Seen or able to be seen by the eye; visible: a visual presentation; a design with a dramatic visual effect.
- adj. Optical.
- adj. Done, maintained, or executed by sight only: visual navigation.
- adj. Having the nature of or producing an image in the mind: a visual memory of the scene.
- adj. Of or relating to a method of instruction involving sight.
- n. A picture, chart, or other presentation that appeals to the sense of sight, used in promotion or for illustration or narration. Often used in the plural: an ad campaign with striking visuals; trying to capture a poem in a cinematic visual.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Related to or affecting the vision.
- n. Any element of something that depends on sight.
- n. An image; a picture; a graphic.
- n. All the visual elements of a multi-media presentation or entertainment, usually in contrast with normal text or audio.
- n. A preliminary sketch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing.
- adj. That can be seen; visible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is eye-minded, that is, one who thinks, remembers, imagines, etc., predominantly in terms of sight.
- Of or pertaining to sight; relating to vision; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing; optic: as, the visual nerve.
- Visible; perceptible by the sight.
- Resulting from the eye; produced by a look: as, visual influences.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or using sight
- adj. visible
Middle English, from Late Latin vīsuālis, from Latin vīsus, sight, from past participle of vidēre, to see; see vision.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French, from Late Latin visualis ("of sight"), from Latin visus ("sight"), from videre ("to see"), past participle visus; see visage. (Wiktionary)