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visual

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CIDE DICTIONARY

visuala. [L. visualis, from visus a seeing, sight: cf. F. visuel. See Vision.].
  •  Of or pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing; as, the visual nerve.  [1913 Webster]
    "The air,
    Nowhere so clear, sharpened his visual ray.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  That can be seen; visible.  [1913 Webster]
Visual angle. (Opt.) See under Angle. -- Visual cone (Persp.), a cone whose vertex is at the point of sight, or the eye. -- Visual plane, any plane passing through the point of sight. -- Visual point, the point at which the visual rays unite; the position of the eye. -- Visual purple (Physiol.), a photochemical substance, of a purplish red color, contained in the retina of human eyes and in the eyes of most animals. It is quickly bleached by light, passing through the colors, red, orange, and yellow, and then disappearing. Also called rhodopsin, and vision purple. See Optography. -- Visual ray, a line from the eye, or point of sight. -- Visual white (Physiol.), the final product in the action of light on visual purple. It is reconverted into visual purple by the regenerating action of the choroidal epithelium. -- Visual yellow (Physiol.), a product intermediate between visual purple and visual white, formed in the photochemical action of light on visual purple.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

visual, adj. & n.
--adj. of, concerned with, or used in seeing.
--n. (usu. in pl.) a visual image or display, a picture.

Idiom
visual aid a film, model, etc., as an aid to learning. visual angle the angle formed at the eye by rays from the extremities of an object viewed. visual display unit Computing a device displaying data as characters on a screen and usu. incorporating a keyboard. visual field field of vision. visual purple a light-sensitive pigment in the retina, rhodopsin. visual ray Optics a line extended from an object to the eye.
Derivative
visuality n. visually adv.
Etymology
ME f. LL visualis f. L visus sight f. videre see

THESAURUS

visual

apparent, beholdable, detectable, discernible, disclosed, evident, exposed, exposed to view, eyeball, hanging out, in evidence, in full view, in plain sight, in view, insight, manifest, naked, noticeable, observable, ocular, open, open to view, ophthalmic, optic, optical, outcropping, perceivable, perceptible, recognizable, revealed, seeable, seeing, showing, to be seen, unclouded, unconcealed, undisguised, unhidden, viewable, visible, visional, witnessable

ROGET THESAURUS

visual

Vision

N vision, sight, optics, eyesight, view, look, espial, glance, ken, coup d'oeil, glimpse, glint, peep, gaze, stare, leer, perlustration, contemplation, conspection, conspectuity, regard, survey, introspection, reconnaissance, speculation, watch, espionage, espionnage, autopsy, ocular inspection, ocular demonstration, sight-seeing, point of view, gazebo, loophole, belvedere, watchtower, field of view, theater, amphitheater, arena, vista, horizon, commanding view, bird's eye view, periscope, visual organ, organ of vision, eye, naked eye, unassisted eye, retina, pupil, iris, cornea, white, optics, orbs, saucer eyes, goggle eyes, gooseberry eyes, short sight, clear sight, sharp sight, quick sight, eagle sight, piercing sight, penetrating sight, clear glance, sharp glance, quick glance, eagle glance, piercing glance, penetrating glance, clear eye, sharp eye, quick eye, eagle eye, piercing eye, penetrating eye, perspicacity, discernment, catopsis, eagle, hawk, cat, lynx, Argus, evil eye, basilisk, cockatrice, seeing, visual, ocular, optic, optical, ophthalmic, clear-eyesighted, eagle-eyed, hawk-eyed, lynx-eyed, keen- eyed, Argus-eyed, visible, visibly, in sight of, with one's eyes open at sight, at first sight, at a glance, at the first blush, prima facie, Int, look!, the scales falling from one's eyes, an eye like Mars to threaten or command, her eyes are homes of silent prayer, looking before and after, thy rapt soul sitting in thine eyes.


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