Share this entry

Share this page

visual aid

Line breaks: vis¦ual aid

Definition of visual aid in English:

noun

1 (usually visual aids) An item of illustrative matter, such as a film, slide, or model, designed to supplement written or spoken information so that it can be understood more easily.
Example sentences
  • For Neurath, visualization does not merely act as illustration; visual aids are ‘part of the explanation themselves.’
  • Mr Garwood became well known for his Sunday morning ministry at the bandstage, when he frequently introduced unusual visual aids to illustrate his sermons and talks to the children.
  • Your meeting will typically include visual aids that illustrate the appropriate amount to eat.
2A device used to improve vision, such as a magnifying glass or glasses.
Example sentences
  • Researchers are the University of Wisconsin have developed what is surely the weirdest visual aid ever: A device that lets the blind see - by using their tongues.
  • Visual impairment may be helped with the use of glasses or other visual aids.
  • Not so the directors of Ash Technologies, who certainly believe their portable visual aids for the partially sighted genuinely improve the lives of their users.

Definition of visual aid in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful