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VISION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vision mean? 

VISION (noun)
  The noun VISION has 5 senses:

1. a vivid mental image
2. the ability to see; the visual faculty
3. the perceptual experience of seeing
4. the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
5. a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance

  Familiarity information: VISION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


VISION (noun)


Sense 1vision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vivid mental image

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

he had a vision of his own death

Hypernyms ("vision" is a kind of...):

imagery; imagination; imaging; mental imagery (the ability to form mental images of things or events)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vision"):

prevision (a prophetic vision (as in a dream))

retrovision (a vision of events in the distant past)


Sense 2vision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ability to see; the visual faculty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

visual sense; visual modality; vision; sight

Hypernyms ("vision" is a kind of...):

modality; sense modality; sensory system (a particular sense)

exteroception (sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body)

Domain member category:

visual system (the sensory system for vision)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vision"):

monocular vision (vision with only one eye)

near vision (vision for objects 2 feet or closer to the viewer)

night vision; night-sight; scotopic vision; twilight vision (the ability to see in reduced illumination (as in moonlight))

daylight vision; photopic vision (normal vision in daylight; vision with sufficient illumination that the cones are active and hue is perceived)

peripheral vision (vision using only the periphery of the retina)

eyesight; seeing; sightedness (normal use of the faculty of vision)

distance vision (vision for objects that a 20 feet or more from the viewer)

chromatic vision; color vision; trichromacy (the normal ability to see colors)

central vision (vision using the fovea and parafovea)

binocular vision (vision involving the use of both eyes)

acuity; sharp-sightedness; visual acuity (sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart))

achromatic vision (vision using the rods)

stigmatism (normal eyesight)


Sense 3vision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The perceptual experience of seeing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

visual sensation; vision

Context examples:

the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision / he had a visual sensation of intense light

Hypernyms ("vision" is a kind of...):

aesthesis; esthesis; sensation; sense datum; sense experience; sense impression (an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation)


Sense 4vision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

imagination; imaginativeness; vision

Context examples:

popular imagination created a world of demons / imagination reveals what the world could be

Hypernyms ("vision" is a kind of...):

creative thinking; creativeness; creativity (the ability to create)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vision"):

fictitious place; imaginary place; mythical place (a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings)

fancy (a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination)

fantasy; phantasy (imagination unrestricted by reality)

dream; dreaming (imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake)

imaginary being; imaginary creature (a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction)


Sense 5vision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

he had a vision of the Virgin Mary

Hypernyms ("vision" is a kind of...):

experience (an event as apprehended)


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