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Definition 1: the ability to see; the visual faculty - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for vision in the sense of this definition

(vision is a kind of ...) a particular sense

(vision is a kind of ...) sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body

(... is a kind of vision ) vision at the edges of the visual field using only the periphery of the retina

(... is a kind of vision ) normal vision in daylight; vision with sufficient illumination that the cones are active and hue is perceived

(... is a kind of vision ) the ability to see in reduced illumination (as in moonlight)

(... is a kind of vision ) vision for objects 2 feet or closer to the viewer

(... is a kind of vision ) vision with only one eye

(... is a kind of vision ) normal use of the faculty of vision

(... is a kind of vision ) vision for objects that a 20 feet or more from the viewer

(... is a kind of vision ) the normal ability to see colors

(... is a kind of vision ) vision using the fovea and parafovea; the middle part of the visual field

(... is a kind of vision ) vision involving the use of both eyes

(... is a kind of vision ) sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)

(... is a kind of vision ) vision using the rods

(... is a kind of vision ) normal eyesight

(vision is the domain which ... is member of) the sensory system for vision

Definition 2: the perceptual experience of seeing - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where vision or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for vision in the sense of this definition

(vision is a kind of ...) an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

"a sensation of touch"

Definition 3: a vivid mental image - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where vision or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a vision of his own death

(vision is a kind of ...) the ability to form mental images of things or events

"he could still hear her in his imagination"

(... is a kind of vision ) a prophetic vision (as in a dream)

(... is a kind of vision ) a vision of events in the distant past

Definition 4: the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where vision or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for vision in the sense of this definition

(vision is a kind of ...) the ability to create

(... is a kind of vision ) a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings

(... is a kind of vision ) imagination or fantasy; held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

"never had the wildest flights of fancy imagined such magnificence"

(... is a kind of vision ) imagination unrestricted by reality

"a schoolgirl fantasy"

(... is a kind of vision ) imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake

"he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"

(... is a kind of vision ) a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction

Definition 5: a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance - [noun denoting event]

Samples where vision or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a vision of the Virgin Mary

(vision is a kind of ...) an event as apprehended

"a surprising experience" "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

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