• WordNet 3.6
    • v visualize make visible "With this machine, ultrasound can be visualized"
    • v visualize imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind "I can't see him on horseback!","I can see what will happen","I can see a risk in this strategy"
    • v visualize form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract "Mathematicians often visualize"
    • v visualize view the outline of by means of an X-ray "The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At the 1970 Oscar ceremonies, buxom Raquel Welch presented the award for best "special visual effects."
    • v. i Visualize To form a mental image of something not present before the eye at the time.
    • Visualize To make visual, or visible.
    • Visualize to see in the imagination; to form a mental image of. "No one who has not seen them [glaciers] can possibly visualize them."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • visualize Hence, in literature, to make (a character) appear real by vividness and force of description.
    • visualize To make visual or visible; make that which is perceived by the mind only visible to the eye; externalize to the eye.
    • visualize To call up a mental image or picture with a distinctness approaching actual vision.
    • visualize Also spelled visualise.
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  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    “Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.”
  • Alfred A. Montapert
    “To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan... believe... act!”
  • Mack R. Douglas
    Mack R. Douglas
    “The mind must see visual achievement of the purpose before action is initiated.”
  • Robert L Schwartz
    Robert L Schwartz
    “The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and an actualizer. He can visualize something, and when visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.”
  • Jerry Gillies
    Jerry Gillies
    “Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you.”
  • Scottie Pippen
    Scottie Pippen
    “I visualize the game. I think about who I am guarding, the things he likes to do.”


In literature:

Much of it Emma visualized in her speeding motor car.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
You plant and dig and plant again, before things grow as you have visualized them.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
It is probable that fire-light was, however, the principal means of assisting the visual organs after dark in both countries.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
He was never that to me, and the visualization of an imaginative child is a remarkable thing.
"An American Idyll" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
I speak of visual objects.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
In visual characteristics it must have changed very little, and it will never change with facility.
"Your United States" by Arnold Bennett
It is necessary now to turn from the actual visual facts and to study the statements of others.
"A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State" by Marcus Dorman
We may believe that we perceive a movement where no actual changes of visual impressions occur.
"The Photoplay" by Hugo Münsterberg
It is no effort for me; I seem to be able to visualize the whole part.
"Vocal Mastery" by Harriette Brower
Men, after all, see the power of their own country; they cannot visualize the power of the enemy.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915" by Various
She must see the end from the beginning, and must be able to find the way to produce that which she visualizes.
"Vocational Guidance for Girls" by Marguerite Stockman Dickson
We have visualized the person of Horace and made his acquaintance.
"Horace and His Influence" by Grant Showerman
We can visualize his pleasure, and share his joy.
"The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
Hans Vanderbum gouged his fists into his own visual organs, and muttered something about "de dunderin' shmoke," before he could reply.
"Oonomoo the Huron" by Edward S. Ellis
Her voice was always in his inner ear, and it visualized her looks and movements to his inner eye.
"A Pair of Patient Lovers" by William Dean Howells
And behind them our Sun blazed, visually the largest orb in the heavens.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
These are actual, visual facts, as is the sunrise on the Solstice.
"Stonehenge" by Frank Stevens
His tremendous strength, his visual faculty, even his mannerisms, are his own.
"Modern English Books of Power" by George Hamlin Fitch
The audio-visual of which this is the last scene is going to be one of the crowbars he's going to use.
"Ullr Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper
He could visualize a technician sitting in front of a screen, seeing everything that Jadiver saw.
"Tangle Hold" by F. L. Wallace

In poetry:

Till she behold — the visual boon
Surviving elemental risk —
The nearing sun's enormous disc,
Blood-red at dusk of sullen noon;
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling

In news:

Visual Science The Achilles Heel on Michelangelo's David: His Shin.
Desmo Show A visual history of desmodromic valve actuation .
Lauren Travers visualizes scoring a goal.
The visual is what sells it.
A Celebration of the Visual Arts at The Wynn Las Vegas, December 20-22, 2012.
Travis Campion Exhibit Opening at Visual Arts Collective.
It's just a fact of our culture: Film trumps visual art.
Charles Darwin , Natural Science and the Visual Arts.
The CLM-V55 could also be a boon for videographers and visually-impaired shooters.
CoffeeCup Visual Site Designer.
Computational Visualization of 4D Cardiac Flow.
Visualization Applications and Design Studies.
An otherwise healthy 45-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of gradual visual loss in both eyes.
Visual Art Cross-Cultural (Ex)change: 'Concept Has No Geography' at Threesquared and TSU.
Visual art gets much of its juice from juxtapositions—the placing of one figure, shape, or color next to another.

In science:

The second star, MSX SMC 014, has no readily available visual photometry, but our K-band observations, along with the 2MASS data, indicate it is a near-IR variable.
R CrB Candidates in the Small Magellanic Cloud: Observations of Cold, Featureless Dust with the Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph
Mezi´c, “Ergodic theory and visualization i: Visualization of ergodic partition and invariant sets,” 2008.
Ergodic Theory and Visualization II: Visualization of Resonances and Periodic Sets
With the new pro ject VISPA (Visual Physics Analysis), the step in between visualizing the measured ob jects in the detector (event display) and physics distributions (histograms) is graphically supported.
Visual Physics Analysis (VISPA) - Concepts and First Applications
Graphviz ( is an open source graph visualization software API used to produce visual representation of structural results in abstract graphs and networks) , as shown in Figure 5.
Towards Increase in Quality by Preprocessed Source Code and Measurement Analysis of Software Applications
Visualization of search history enables tacit knowledge acquisition. A user visualizing the past search activities of others would learn from the experience of others.
Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Management in Information Retrieval
This strategy consists on first computing an integral image (i.e. accumulated frequencies of visual word occurrences starting from an image corner, usually top-left) for every visual word in the vocabulary tree.
Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot
Having the integral image pre-computed for all visual words, the histogram of visual word counts for an arbitrary sub-window can be computed with four operations instead of having to test if every detected feature falls inside the boundaries of the sub-window.
Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot
Fig. 3 gives the visualization of the knowledge network using journals only, which allow us to compare the visual structures of the two networks.
Development of Computer Science Disciplines - A Social Network Analysis Approach
It is selected because it represents a clear visualization of connections between venues in the knowledge network and its main structural features were stable across many iterations of the visualization algorithm.
Development of Computer Science Disciplines - A Social Network Analysis Approach
In Table 5.3, we measure the time it takes Mondriaan to perform the matrix partitioning and divide this by the time it takes VMO to generate a visual representation of the matrix and to generate a partitioning from this visual representation.
A Geometric Approach to Matrix Ordering
By reusing the existing editors, visual interpreters and visual debuggers can be created with relatively little effort.
Prototyping the Semantics of a DSL using ASF+SDF: Link to Formal Verification of DSL Models
Visualization: Show a visual representation of a given structure.
A prototype of a knowledge-based programming environment
We implement this by calling IDPDraw, a tool for visualizing finite structures in which visual output is specified declaratively by definitions in our knowledge representation language or in ASP.
A prototype of a knowledge-based programming environment
Visualization and analysis of atomistic simulation data with ovitothe open visualization tool.
Realistic time-scale fully atomistic simulations of surface nucleation of dislocations in pristine nanopillars
The above code generates x ∈ R+ , which is not well suited for visualizing the generated randomness. A chaotic dense orbit can only be visualized in case of a bounded domain.
A Pseudo Random Number Generator from Chaos