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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vision  \Vi"sion\,  n.  [OE.  visioun,  F.  vision,  fr  L.  visio,  from 
  videre  visum,  to  see:  akin  to  Gr  ?  to  see  ?  I  know  and  E. 
  wit.  See  {Wit},  v.,  and  cf  {Advice},  {Clairvoyant},  {Envy}, 
  {Evident},  {Provide},  {Revise},  {Survey},  {View},  {Visage}, 
  1.  The  act  of  seeing  external  objects;  actual  sight. 
  Faith  here  is  turned  into  vision  there  --Hammond. 
  2.  (Physiol.)  The  faculty  of  seeing;  sight;  one  of  the  five 
  senses  by  which  colors  and  the  physical  qualities  of 
  external  objects  are  appreciated  as  a  result  of  the 
  stimulating  action  of  light  on  the  sensitive  retina,  an 
  expansion  of  the  optic  nerve. 
  3.  That  which  is  seen;  an  object  of  sight.  --Shak. 
  4.  Especially,  that  which  is  seen  otherwise  than  by  the 
  ordinary  sight,  or  the  rational  eye;  a  supernatural, 
  prophetic,  or  imaginary  sight;  an  apparition;  a  phantom;  a 
  specter;  as  the  visions  of  Isaiah. 
  The  baseless  fabric  of  this  vision.  --Shak. 
  No  dreams,  but  visions  strange.  --Sir  P. 
  5.  Hence  something  unreal  or  imaginary;  a  creation  of  fancy. 
  {Arc  of  vision}  (Astron.),  the  arc  which  measures  the  least 
  distance  from  the  sun  at  which  when  the  sun  is  below  the 
  horizon,  a  star  or  planet  emerging  from  his  rays  becomes 
  {Beatific  vision}  (Theol.),  the  immediate  sight  of  God  in 
  {Direct  vision}  (Opt.),  vision  when  the  image  of  the  object 
  falls  directly  on  the  yellow  spot  (see  under  {Yellow}); 
  also  vision  by  means  of  rays  which  are  not  deviated  from 
  their  original  direction. 
  {Field  of  vision},  field  of  view.  See  under  {Field}. 
  {Indirect  vision}  (Opt.),  vision  when  the  rays  of  light  from 
  an  object  fall  upon  the  peripheral  parts  of  the  retina. 
  {Reflected  vision},  or  {Refracted  vision},  vision  by  rays 
  reflected  from  mirrors,  or  refracted  by  lenses  or  prisms, 
  {Vision  purple}.  (Physiol.)  See  {Visual  purple},  under 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vision  \Vi"sion\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Visioned};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Visioning}.] 
  To  see  in  a  vision;  to  dream. 
  For  them  no  visioned  terrors  daunt,  Their  nights  no 
  fancied  specters  haunt.  --Sir  W. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  vivid  mental  image;  "he  had  a  vision  of  his  own  death" 
  2:  the  ability  to  see  the  faculty  of  vision  [syn:  {sight},  {visual 
  sense},  {visual  modality}] 
  3:  the  perceptual  experience  of  seeing;  "the  runners  emerged 
  from  the  trees  into  his  clear  vision";  "he  had  a  visual 
  sensation  of  intense  light"  [syn:  {visual  sensation}] 
  4:  the  power  of  imagination;  "popular  imagination  created  a 
  world  of  demons"  [syn:  {imagination},  {imaginativeness}] 
  5:  a  religious  or  mystical  experience  of  a  supernatural 
  appearance;  "he  had  a  vision  of  the  Virgin  Mary" 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (Luke  1:22),  a  vivid  apparition,  not  a  dream  (comp.  Luke  24:23; 
  Acts  26:19;  2  Cor.  12:1). 

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