Etymology
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visualize (v.)

1817, first attested in, and perhaps coined by, Coleridge ("Biographia Literaria"); see visual + -ize. Related: Visualized; visualizing.

updated on March 17, 2014

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Definitions of visualize from WordNet

visualize (v.)
imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind;
visualize (v.)
view the outline of by means of an X-ray;
The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver
Synonyms: visualise
visualize (v.)
form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract;
Mathematicians often visualize
Synonyms: visualise
visualize (v.)
make visible;
With this machine, ultrasound can be visualized
Synonyms: visualise
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