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.

    A Study of Poetry

  • 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.

    The Art of Public Speaking

  • 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.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume I: The Beginnings of Science

  • 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.

    How to Study and Teaching How to Study

  • _ -- The so-called "visuals," or "eye-minded" people among us, are numerically the largest class of the sensory population.

    The Story of the Mind

  • (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 ...."

    The Common Room


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