Definition of visual noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvɪʒuəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪʒuəl//
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a picture, map, piece of film, etc. used to make an article or a talk easier to understand or more interesting He used striking visuals to get his point across. Word Originlate Middle English (originally describing a beam imagined to proceed from the eye and make vision possible): from late Latin visualis, from Latin visus ‘sight’, from videre ‘to see’. The current noun sense dates from the 1950s.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: visual