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visual aids


plural noun

  1. devices, such as films, slides, models, and blackboards, that display in visual form material to be understood or remembered

visual aid (ˈvɪʒʊəl eɪd) 



  1. a device, such as a film, slide, model,or blackboard that is intended to supplement spoken information to aid understanding   ⇒ You can use a flip chart and other visual aids, although these will be secondary to the spoken word.
  2. something used to help vision, for example a magnifying glass   ⇒ Using a large hand mirror as a visual aid, take a few minutes to examine your genitals and identify the various anatomical structures.

Example Sentences Including 'visual aids'

ANSWER: As you know, implementing visual aids into presentations can be difficult, but also necessary.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
In fact, next time you are reading in the Gospels count the visual aids that appear.
Aiken, Nick Working with Teenagers
It was lined with books, especially encyclopaedias and compendia of visual aids.
Hilton, John Buxton The Innocents at Home (A Superintendent Kenworthy novel)
Simply handing out a copy of the paper at the meeting with no visual aids is a recipe for disaster.
British Medical Journal (2002)
The high degree of decoration is particularly unusual for a medical manuscript: a "zodiac man "is among the medieval visual aids.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
There are a few important things to remember when using visual aids.
Edmonton Sun (2003)


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