visual communication

Definitions of visual communication

n communication that relies on vision

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picture, video
the visible part of a television transmission
(computer science) the appearance of text and graphics on a video display
gesture, motion
the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
body language
communication via the movements or attitudes of the body
demo, demonstration
a visual presentation showing how something works
eye contact
a meeting of the eyes between two people that expresses meaningful nonverbal communication
the projection of an image from a film onto a screen
art, artwork, graphics, nontextual matter
photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
graphic design
visual communication by a skillful combination of text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, books, etc.
a visual display of information
graph, graphical record
a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes
the graphical record of an earth tremor made by using a seismograph
a gesture that is part of a sign language
a deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion
a beckoning gesture
facial expression, facial gesture
a gesture executed with the facial muscles
display, show
something intended to communicate a particular impression
expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion
expression without words
exemplification, illustration
showing by example
a showy gesture
artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object
characterisic function, characteristic curve
(electronics) graph showing how a particular characteristic of a device varies with other parameters
organization chart
a chart showing the lines of responsibility between departments of a large organization
color chart
a chart displaying colors
bar chart, bar graph
a chart with bars whose lengths are proportional to quantities
eye chart
a chart that is read from a fixed distance; used as a test of vision
flip chart
a chart with several sheets hinged at the top; sheets can be flipped over to present information sequentially
pie chart
a circular chart divided into triangular areas proportional to the percentages of the whole
star chart
a chart showing the relative positions of the stars in a particular part of the sky
an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics
an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper
a graphical recording made by a ballistocardiograph
a graphical image of the brain produced by an echoencephalograph
a graphical image of the heart produced by an echocardiograph
ECG, EKG, cardiogram, electrocardiogram
a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
EEG, electroencephalogram, encephalogram
a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain; produced by an electroencephalograph
a graphical recording of the electrical activity of the retina that results when light is flashed into the eye
Laffer curve
a graph purporting to show the relation between tax rates and government income; income increases as tax rates increase up to an optimum beyond which income declines
learning curve
a graph showing the rate of learning (especially a graph showing the amount recalled as a function of the number of attempts to recall)
a graphical recording of muscle activity
pattern, radiation diagram, radiation pattern
graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
a graphical record of speed and distance produced by a tachograph
a graphical record produced by a thermograph
a gesture of greeting or elation; one person's upraised palm slaps the upraised palm of another person
previous question
a motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly
a gesture involving the shoulders
wafture, wave, waving
the act of signaling by a movement of the hand
V sign
a sign (for victory); making a V with the index and middle fingers
a sign of assent or salutation or command
bow, bowing, obeisance
bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
sign of the cross
a gesture with the right hand moving to form a cross; used by Catholics as a profession of faith
curtsey, curtsy
bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
exponential curve
a graph of an exponential function
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something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

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