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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Visive Of or pertaining to the sight; visual. "I can not satisfy myself how men should be so little surprised about this visive faculty."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • visive Of or pertaining to the power of seeing; visual.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Visive vī′siv visual.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. visif, LL. visivus,. See Vision


In literature:

The visive faculty considered with reference to its immediate objects may be found to labour of two defects.
"An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision" by George Berkeley
Let Intellectual Tubes give thee a glance of things, which visive Organs reach not.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne" by Thomas Browne