Definition of vision
1a : the act or power of seeing : sightb : the special sense by which the qualities of an object (such 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
2a : something seen in a dream, trance, or ecstasy; especially : a supernatural appearance that conveys a revelationb : a thought, concept, or object formed by the imaginationc : a manifestation to the senses of something immaterial look, not at visions, but at realities — Edith Wharton
3a : the act or power of imaginationb (1) : mode of seeing or conceiving (2) : unusual discernment or foresight a person of visionc : direct mystical awareness of the supernatural usually in visible form
4a : something seenb : a lovely or charming sight
visionalplay \ˈvizh-nəl, ˈvi-zhə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of vision in a Sentence
We had visions of fame and fortune.
the architect's vision for the new building
She had a clear vision of what she wanted to do.
He had a vision of Christ.
The idea came to me in a vision.
Recent Examples of vision from the Web
In the 1990s, when SOE reforms began, the vision was of the state controlling whole industries but with the companies in them battling each other to promote better management.
Whitehead’s vision is a reminder that there’s plenty of room for art in genre fiction, and plenty of horror to be found in a recycled trope.
The Jefferson County Master Gardeners will have a show and tell of plants and insects with superhero traits, camouflage, night vision, shape-shifting and more.
Every director, director of photography and camera operator is going to have a different vision of their project.
But, also the result of a positive vision and message that resonated with women and young people over the din of political ads.
Nearly two decades later, Jay-Z’s vision of legacy has evolved past his inner circle to the larger black community.
The vision then was regular flights into space for scientists and tourists.
As Kissinger said, this global vision of China’s future may conflict with America’s own international aspirations.
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Examples of vision in a Sentence
visioned her idea of the perfect meal
First Known Use of vision
VISION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vision for English Language Learners
: 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
VISION Defined for Kids
Definition of vision for Students
1 : the sense by which the qualities of an object (as color) that make up its appearance are perceived through a process in which light rays entering the eye are transformed into signals that pass to the brain
2 : the act or power of seeing : sight
3 : something dreamt or imagined She had visions of discovering great treasures.
4 : exceptional ability to know or believe what should happen or be done in the future a leader with vision
Word Root of vision
The Latin word vidēre, meaning “to see”, and its form vīsis give us the roots vid and vis. Words from the Latin vidēre have something to do with seeing. Anything visible is able to be seen. Something evident is able to be seen, sensed, or understood. The video part of a television is the part that is seen, as opposed to the part that is heard. Vision is the ability to see. To visit is to go somewhere to see someone.
Medical Definition of vision
1: the act or power of seeing : sight
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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