Visual vs Oral - What's the difference?

visual | oral |

As an adjective visual

is related to or affecting the vision.

As a noun visual

is any element of something that depends on sight.

As a proper noun oral is

of american usage, ultimately derived from aurelius .



Alternative forms

* visuall (qualifier)


(en adjective)
  • Related to or affecting the vision.
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  • (obsolete) That can be seen; visible.
  • Derived terms

    * visual poem * visualization * visualize * visually


    (en noun)
  • Any element of something that depends on sight.
  • An image; a picture; a graphic.
  • (in the plural) All the visual elements of a multi-media presentation or entertainment, usually in contrast with normal text or audio.
  • (advertising) A preliminary sketch.
  • oral



  • Relating to the mouth.
  • Spoken rather than written.
  • an oral''' presentation; an '''oral French exam


    * mouthly * spoken


    * written

    Derived terms

    * oracy * oral availability * oral gratification * oral history * oral lore * oral sex * oral tradition * orature


    (en noun)
  • (countable) A spoken test or examination, particularly in a language class.
  • (countable) A physical examination of the mouth.
  • (uncountable) oral sex.
  • See also

    * aural


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