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vision

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noun vi·sion \ˈvi-zhən\

Simple Definition of vision

  • : the ability to see : sight or eyesight

  • : something that you imagine : a picture that you see in your mind

  • : something that you see or dream especially as part of a religious or supernatural experience

Full Definition of vision

  1. 1 a :  something seen in a dream, trance, or ecstasy; especially :  a supernatural appearance that conveys a revelation b :  a thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination c :  a manifestation to the senses of something immaterial <look, not at visions, but at realities — Edith Wharton>

  2. 2 a :  the act or power of imagination b (1) :  mode of seeing or conceiving (2) :  unusual discernment or foresight <a person of vision> c :  direct mystical awareness of the supernatural usually in visible form

  3. 3 a :  the act or power of seeing :  sight b :  the special sense by which the qualities of an object (as color, luminosity, shape, and size) constituting its appearance are perceived through a process in which light rays entering the eye are transformed by the retina into electrical signals that are transmitted to the brain via the optic nerve

  4. 4 a :  something seen b :  a lovely or charming sight

vi·sion·al play \ˈvizh-nəl, ˈvi-zhə-nəl\ adjective
vi·sion·al·ly adverb

Examples of vision

  1. We had visions of fame and fortune.

  2. the architect's vision for the new building

  3. She had a clear vision of what she wanted to do.

  4. He had a vision of Christ.

  5. The idea came to me in a vision.



Origin of vision

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin vision-, visio, from vidēre to see — more at wit


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with vision


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vision

verb vi·sion

Definition of vision

vi·sionedvi·sion·ing play \ˈvi-zhə-niŋ, ˈvizh-niŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  envision



Examples of vision

  1. <visioned her idea of the perfect meal>



1743

First Known Use of vision

1743


Medical Dictionary

vision

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noun vi·sion \ˈvizh-ən\

Medical Definition of vision

  1. 1:  the act or power of seeing :  sight

  2. 2:  the special sense by which the qualities of an object (as color, luminosity, shape, and size) constituting its appearance are perceived through a process in which light rays entering the eye are transformed by the retina into electrical signals that are transmitted to the brain via the optic nerve






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