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VIS'UAL, a. s as z. [L. visus.]

Pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing; as the visual nerve.

The air, no where so clear, sharpen'd his visual ray.

Visual point, in perspective, a point in the horizontal line, in which all the ocular rays unite.

Visual rays, lines of light, imagined to come from the object to the eye.



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VIS'UAL, a. s as z. [L. visus.]

Pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing; as the visual nerve.

The air, no where so clear, sharpen'd his visual ray.

Visual point, in perspective, a point in the horizontal line, in which all the ocular rays unite.

Visual rays, lines of light, imagined to come from the object to the eye.

VIS'U-AL, a. [s as z; Fr. visuel; It. visuale; from L. visus.]

Pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing; as, the visual nerve. – Bacon. Milton. The air, / No where so clear, sharpen'd his visual ray. – Milton. Visual point, in perspective, a point in the horizontal line, in which all the ocular rays unite. – Cyc. Visual rays, lines of light, imagined to come from the object to the eye. – Cyc.


Vis"u*al
  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.

    [R.]

    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.

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Visual

VIS'UAL, adjective s as z. [Latin visus.]

Pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing; as the visual nerve.

The air, no where so clear, sharpen'd his visual ray.

Visual point, in perspective, a point in the horizontal line, in which all the ocular rays unite.

Visual rays, lines of light, imagined to come from the object to the eye.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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DECLA'RER, n. One who makes known or publishes; that which exhibits.

DECLA'RING, ppr. Making known by words or by other means; manifesting; publishing; affirming; reciting the cause of complaint.

DECLA'RING, n. Declaration; proclamation.

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