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vision

vi·sion

vision

 
 
pronunciation:
vI zhn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ability to perceive through sight.
Sometimes wearing glasses can improve your vision.Cats have better vision in the dark than humans.
synonyms:
eyesight, sight
similar words:
perception
definition 2: the power to anticipate or foresee future events or developments.
It took great vision to take on a project like building the Erie Canal.He was competent as a governor, but he lacked vision.
synonyms:
foreknowledge, foresight, prescience
similar words:
discernment, imagination, insight, perception, perspicacity, understanding, wisdom
definition 3: a particular way of seeing or conceiving of something that may come to pass or come into being.
His new book presents a grim vision of the future.Her vision of the proposed city park differed greatly from that of the other council members.
definition 4: an intense image in one's imagination, or an image of a person or thing that appears to be real and truly present to the person perceiving it.
When he thought about going into battle, he had a vision of his own destruction.She had a vision of her late father standing at the foot of her bed.
 
similar words:
chimera, delusion, dream, fancy, fantasy, figment, hallucination, illusion, image, mirage, phantom
definition 5: an object or person of great beauty.
She was a vision in her wedding gown.
similar words:
apparition, dream, image, sight
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: visioned, visioning, visions
definition: to picture; envision.
similar words:
envision, imagine, picture
derivation: visionless (adj.)
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The word vision contains the following part:
vid, vis, -vise Latin root that means see