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1    of, relating to, done by, or used in seeing  
visual powers, visual steering     
2       another word for       optical  
3    capable of being seen; visible  
4    of, occurring as, or induced by a mental image  
5    a sketch to show the proposed layout of an advertisement, as in a newspaper  
6    often pl   a photograph, film, or other display material  
     (C15: from Late Latin visualis, from Latin visus sight, from videre to see)  
  visually      adv  

visual aids  
      pl n   devices, such as films, slides, models, and blackboards, that display in visual form material to be understood or remembered  
visual angle  
      n   the angle subtended by an object at the lens of the eye  
visual arts  
      pl n   the arts of painting, sculpting, photography, etc., as opposed to music, drama, and literature  
visual display unit  
      n     (Computing)   a device with a screen that displays characters or graphics representing data in a computer memory. It usually has a keyboard or light pen for the input of information or inquiries,   (Abbrev.)    VDU  
visual field  
      n   the whole extent of the image falling on the retina when the eye is fixating a given point in space  
visual magnitude  
      n     (Astronomy)   the magnitude of a star as determined by visual observation  
   Compare       photoelectric magnitude  
visual purple  
      n      another name for       rhodopsin  
visual violet  
      n      another name for       iodopsin  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    ocular, optic, optical  
2    discernible, observable, perceptible, visible  
2    imperceptible, indiscernible, invisible, out of sight, unnoticeable, unperceivable  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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Visual Testing
military aviation term: loss of visual reference during take-off or landing due to the sand or dust
a teamwork session in the visual domain (design, architecture, urban planning) organized on the purpose of finalizing a project within a previously defined timeframe.
The correct spelling in French (where the word originates from) is "charrette". "charette" is the Anglicized form.
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