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a. The faculty of sight; eyesight: poor vision.
b. Something that is or has been seen.
2. Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight: a leader of vision.
3. The manner in which one sees or conceives of something.
4. A mental image produced by the imagination.
5. The mystical experience of seeing something that is not in fact present to the eye or is supernatural.
6. A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.
tr.v. vi·sioned, vi·sion·ing, vi·sions
1. To see in a vision.
2. To picture in the mind; envision.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vīsiō, vīsiōn-, from vīsus, past participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

vi′sion·al adj.
vi′sion·al·ly adv.
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(Alternative Belief Systems) the act or an instance of seeing something in or as if in a vision
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