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Pictorial vs. Visual

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Pictorialadjective

Of, relating to, composed of, or illustrated by pictures.

Visualadjective

Related to or affecting the vision.

Pictorialadjective

Described or otherwise represented as if in a picture; graphic or vivid.

Visualadjective

(obsolete) That can be seen; visible.

Pictorialadjective

Stylistically similar to a painting, especially following pictorial conventions of a photograph – see pictorialism.

Visualnoun

Any element of something that depends on sight.

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Pictorialnoun

a newspaper or magazine with many pictures, or section thereof

Visualnoun

An image; a picture; a graphic.

Pictorialnoun

an article primarily featuring many photographs, or simply a collection of photographs

Visualnoun

(in the plural) All the visual elements of a multi-media presentation or entertainment, usually in contrast with normal text or audio.

Pictorialnoun

(philately) a stamp featuring a vignette of local scenery or culture.

Visualnoun

(advertising) A preliminary sketch.

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Pictorialadjective

Of or pertaining to pictures; illustrated by pictures; forming pictures; representing with the clearness of a picture; as, a pictorial dictionary; a pictorial imagination.

Visualadjective

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.’;

Pictorialnoun

a periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures

Visualadjective

That can be seen; visible.

Pictorialadjective

pertaining to or consisting of pictures;

‘pictorial perspective’; ‘pictorial records’;

Visualadjective

relating to or using sight;

‘ocular inspection’; ‘an optical illusion’; ‘visual powers’; ‘visual navigation’;

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Pictorialadjective

evoking lifelike images within the mind;

‘pictorial poetry and prose’; ‘graphic accounts of battle’; ‘a lifelike portrait’; ‘a vivid description’;

Visualadjective

able to be seen;

‘be sure of it; give me the ocular proof’; ‘a visual presentation’; ‘a visual image’;

Pictorialadjective

of or expressed in pictures; illustrated

‘feelings presented in a pictorial form’;

Pictorialnoun

a newspaper or periodical with pictures as a main feature

‘he reported on cricket for the Sunday Pictorial’;

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