vision

[vizh-uhn]

noun

verb (used with object)

to envision, or picture mentally: She tried to vision herself in a past century.

Origin of vision

1250–1300; Middle English < Latin vīsiōn- (stem of vīsiō) a seeing, view, equivalent to vīs(us), past participle of vidēre to see + -iōn- -ion
Related formsvi·sion·less, adjective

Synonyms for vision

Synonym study

4. See dream.
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vision

noun

the act, faculty, or manner of perceiving with the eye; sight
  1. the image on a television screen
  2. (as modifier)vision control
the ability or an instance of great perception, esp of future developmentsa man of vision
a mystical or religious experience of seeing some supernatural event, person, etcthe vision of St John of the Cross
that which is seen, esp in such a mystical experience
(sometimes plural) a vivid mental image produced by the imaginationhe had visions of becoming famous
a person or thing of extraordinary beauty
the stated aims and objectives of a business or other organization

verb

(tr) to see or show in or as if in a vision
Derived Formsvisionless, adjective

Word Origin for vision

C13: from Latin vīsiō sight, from vidēre to see
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Word Origin and History for visioning

vision

n.

late 13c., "something seen in the imagination or in the supernatural," from Anglo-French visioun, Old French vision (12c.), from Latin visionem (nominative visio) "act of seeing, sight, thing seen," from past participle stem of videre "to see," from PIE root *weid- "to know, to see" (cf. Sanskrit veda "I know;" Avestan vaeda "I know;" Greek oida, Doric woida "I know," idein "to see;" Old Irish fis "vision," find "white," i.e. "clearly seen," fiuss "knowledge;" Welsh gwyn, Gaulish vindos, Breton gwenn "white;" Gothic, Old Swedish, Old English witan "to know;" Gothic weitan "to see;" English wise, German wissen "to know;" Lithuanian vysti "to see;" Bulgarian vidya "I see;" Polish widzieć "to see," wiedzieć "to know;" Russian videt' "to see," vest' "news," Old Russian vedat' "to know"). The meaning "sense of sight" is first recorded late 15c. Meaning "statesman-like foresight, political sagacity" is attested from 1926.

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visioning in Medicine

vision

[vĭzhən]

n.

The faculty of sight; eyesight.
The manner in which an individual sees or conceives of something.
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