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visualize

[vizh-oo-uh-lahyz] /ˈvɪʒ u əˌlaɪz/
verb (used without object), visualized, visualizing.
1.
to recall or form mental images or pictures.
verb (used with object), visualized, visualizing.
2.
to make visual or visible.
3.
to form a mental image of.
4.
to make perceptible to the mind or imagination.
Also, especially British, visualise.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; visual + -ize
Related forms
visualizable, adjective
visualization, noun
visualizer, visualist, noun
nonvisualized, adjective
revisualization, noun
revisualize, verb, revisualized, revisualizing.
unvisualized, adjective
well-visualized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for visualizing

visualize

/ˈvɪʒʊəˌlaɪz; -zjʊ-/
verb
1.
to form a mental image of (something incapable of being viewed or not at that moment visible)
2.
(med) to view by means of an X-ray the outline of (a bodily organ, structure, or part)
Derived Forms
visualizer, visualiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for visualizing
visualize
1817, first attested in, and perhaps was coined by, Coleridge; see visual + -ize.
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