from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having one's mental imagery prevailingly of the visual type; having one's thoughts and memories mainly in the form of visual images.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In psychology, having a marked tendency to carry on mental operations (remembering, thinking, imagining, dreaming, etc.) in terms of visual images; of a visual, as opposed to an auditory or motor, type of mental constitution.
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The "literary" user of language in modern times comes to depend upon the written or printed page; he tends to become more or less "eye-minded"; whereas the typical orator remains "ear-minded" -- i.e. peculiarly sensitive to a series of sounds, and composing for the ear of listeners rather than for the eye of readers.
Children who more readily recall things seen than things heard are called by psychologists "eye-minded," and most of us are bent in this direction.
We know how essentially eye-minded the Egyptian was, to use a modern psychological phrase -- that is to say, how essential to him it seemed that all his conceptions should be visualized.
For example, aside from the desirable rate of advance for each person, which has already been mentioned, a student maybe eye-minded, or ear - minded, or motor-minded.
_ -- The so-called "visuals," or "eye-minded" people among us, are numerically the largest class of the sensory population.
(scroll down if you just want to see what words were thought to be most used, and therefore most needed in a spelling lesson, in the 1940s) "Some people are 'eye-minded,' some are 'ear-minded,' some are muscle-minded, 'and some have little mind of any kind ...."