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visualize Syllabification: vis·u·al·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈviZH(o͞o)əˌlīz/

Definition of visualize in English:


[with object]
1Form a mental image of; imagine: it is not easy to visualize the future
More example sentences
  • An easy way to visualize this is to imagine watching a home video a friend filmed.
  • Anyway the mental images I visualise are very powerful, and exceed anything I used to see in movies when I used to be able to see.
  • To visualise this imagine the handle of the jug to be a service road.
envisage, envision, conjure up, picture, call to mind, see, imagine, evoke, dream up, fantasize about, conceptualize, contemplate, conceive of
2Make (something) visible to the eye: the cells were better visualized by staining
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  • Whole cells were fixed and stained with DAPI to visualize nuclei and chromosomes.
  • Non-fluorescent techniques for visualizing comets based on staining with silver nitrate have also been used.
  • Degraded DNA from the two 1993 Barrow specimens was visualized on ethidium bromide stained gels.


Example sentences
  • ‘The premise of this exhibition,’ Fusco declares, ‘is that rather than recording the existence of race, photography produced race as a visualizable fact’.
  • And yet it is precisely in the leap from an empirical insistence on the geometry of objects in the world to the analytic insistence that mathematics need not be tied to visualizable objects that allowed for a mathematics of the infinite.
  • It saw the foundation of an approach to science that has subsequently characterized English-speaking scientists ever since: the emphasis upon reducing everything to a visualizable mechanical picture.
Pronunciation: /ˌviZHələˈzāSHən/ /ˌviZH(ə)wələˈzāSHən/ /ˌviZHəˌlīˈzāSHən/ /ˌviZH(ə)wəˌlīˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • I also learnt about visualisation: I imagined a dragon burning up all those cancer cells and, for the first time ever, I learnt to relax.
  • The left side of the brain deals with logic and analysis while the right side deals with creativity, comprehension and visualisation.
  • From this starting point, the children go on to become a tree, the wind or the moon and eventually to imagine more complex visualizations such as an adventurous journey smelling flowers or climbing trees.
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