a.1.Of or pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing; as, the visual nerve.
The air,
Nowhere so clear, sharpened his visual ray.
- Milton.
2.That can be seen; visible.
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.
Adj.1.visual - relating to or using sight; "ocular inspection"; "an optical illusion"; "visual powers"; "visual navigation"
Synonyms: optical, ocular, optic
2.visual - able to be seen; "be sure of it; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare; "a visual presentation"; "a visual image"
Synonyms: ocular
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
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