vi·sion /ˈvɪʒən/ 名詞
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.
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. Sidney.
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 visible.
Beatific vision Theol., the immediate sight of God in heaven.
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, respectively.
Vision purple. Physiol. See Visual purple, under Visual.
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. Scott.
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 formation of a mental image of something that is not
perceived as real and is not present to the senses;
"popular imagination created a world of demons";
"imagination reveals what the world could be" [syn: imagination,
5: a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural
appearance; "he had a vision of the Virgin Mary"
(Luke 1:22), a vivid apparition, not a dream (comp. Luke 24:23;
Acts 26:19; 2 Cor. 12:1).