visual Definition

  • 1relating to seeing or sight
  • 2able to be seen
  • 3relating to art or design, especially in a way that is pleasing or attractive to the eye

Using visual: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "visual" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The visual presentation was stunning.

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    She has a strong visual memory.

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    The website's visual design is very appealing.

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    The artist's work is known for its striking visuals.

visual Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using visual

  • in a way that relates to the appearance or design of something


    In visual terms, the new product design is much more appealing than the old one.

  • to form a mental image of something


    She tried to visualize the layout of the room before rearranging the furniture.

  • a person who learns best through visual aids or other visual stimuli


    As a visual learner, she prefers diagrams and charts to written instructions.

Phrases with visual

  • art forms that create works that are primarily visual in nature, such as painting, sculpture, and photography


    She studied visual arts in college.

  • an object or image used to help convey information or clarify a concept, such as a chart or diagram


    The teacher used a visual aid to explain the concept.

  • a condition that affects a person's ability to see, ranging from partial sight to complete blindness


    He has a visual impairment and uses a guide dog to get around.

Origins of visual

from Latin 'visus', meaning 'sight'


Summary: visual in Brief

The term 'visual' [ˈvɪʒʊəl] refers to things related to seeing or sight, including the ability to be seen and art or design that is pleasing to the eye. It can describe a person's memory or a presentation's impact, as in 'She has a strong visual memory' and 'The visual presentation was stunning.' The term extends into phrases like 'visual arts,' and idioms like 'visualize something,' denoting the formation of mental images.

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