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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Visionary  \Vi"sion*a*ry\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  visionnaire.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  visions  or  visions;  characterized 
  by  appropriate  to  or  favorable  for  visions. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Visionary  \Vi"sion*a*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Visionaries}. 
  1.  One  whose  imagination  is  disturbed;  one  who  sees  visions 
  or  phantoms. 
 
  2.  One  whose  imagination  overpowers  his  reason  and  controls 
  his  judgment;  an  unpractical  schemer;  one  who  builds 
  castles  in  the  air;  a  daydreamer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  visionary 
  adj  :  not  practical  or  realizable;  speculative;  "airy  theories 
  about  socioeconomic  improvement";  "visionary  schemes 
  for  getting  rich"  [syn:  {airy},  {impractical}] 
  n  :  a  person  with  unusual  powers  of  foresight  [syn:  {illusionist}, 
  {seer}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  visionary  n.  1.  One  who  hacks  vision,  in  the  sense  of  an 
  Artificial  Intelligence  researcher  working  on  the  problem  of  getting 
  computers  to  `see'  things  using  TV  cameras.  (There  isn't  any  problem  in 
  sending  information  from  a  TV  camera  to  a  computer.  The  problem  is  how 
  can  the  computer  be  programmed  to  make  use  of  the  camera  information?  See 
  {SMOP},  {AI-complete}.)  2.  [IBM]  One  who  reads  the  outside  literature. 
  At  IBM,  apparently,  such  a  penchant  is  viewed  with  awe  and  wonder. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  visionary 
 
  1.  One  who  hacks  vision,  in  the  sense  of  an  Artificial 
  Intelligence  researcher  working  on  the  problem  of  getting 
  computers  to  see"  things  using  TV  cameras.  (There  isn't  any 
  problem  in  sending  information  from  a  TV  camera  to  a  computer. 
  The  problem  is  how  can  the  computer  be  programmed  to  make  use 
  of  the  camera  information?  See  {SMOP},  {AI-complete}.) 
 
  2.  [IBM]  One  who  reads  the  outside  literature.  At  IBM, 
  apparently,  such  a  penchant  is  viewed  with  awe  and  wonder. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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