Notebook, 1993-



Sight, Anticipation, Perception, Discernment . . . . Vivid, imaginative conception or anticipation . . . . Sensing with the eyes, An object of sight, Optical . . . . Perceptible to the mind . . . . Appears vividly or credibly to the mind though not actually present . . . . Scene or person, etc. of execptional beauty . . . . Impression . . . . .

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Vision n. 1. the act or power of sensing with the eyes; sight. 2. the act or power of anticipating that which will or may come to be: the vision of an entrepreneur. 3. an experience in which a personage, thing, or event, appears vividly or credibly to the mind, although not acutally present, under the influence of a divine or other agency: a vision of the millennium. Cf. hallucination [def. 1]. 4. something seen or otherwise perceived during such an experience: The Holy Grail appeared to him in the form of a vision. 5. a vivid, imaginative conception or anticipation: to have visions of wealth and glory. 6. something seen; an object of sight. 7. a scene, person, etc. of extraordinary beauty; She was a vision of delight. -v.t. 8. to envision: He tried to vision himself in a past century. [ME < L vísíon- (s. of vísío) a seeing, view = vís(us), ptp. of vidére to see + -ión -ION] -Syn. 2. perception, discernment. 4. apparition.

Visual adj. 1. of or pertaining to seeing or sight: a visual image. 2. used in seeing: the visual sense. 3. optical. 4. perceptible by the sense of sight; visible. 5. perceptible by the mind: a visual impression captured in a line of verse. [Late ME < LL vísu´l(is) = vísu(s) sight [see VISION] - ´lis -AL1] [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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