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English noun: vision

1. vision (cognition) a vivid mental image

SamplesHe had a vision of his own death.

Broader (hypernym)imagery, imagination, imaging, mental imagery

Narrower (hyponym)prevision, retrovision

2. vision (cognition) the ability to see; the visual faculty

Synonymssight, visual modality, visual sense

Broader (hypernym)exteroception, modality, sense modality, sensory system

Narrower (hyponym)achromatic vision, acuity, binocular vision, central vision, chromatic vision, color vision, daylight vision, distance vision, eyesight, monocular vision, near vision, night vision, night-sight, peripheral vision, photopic vision, scotopic vision, seeing, sharp-sightedness, sightedness, stigmatism, trichromacy, twilight vision, visual acuity

Domain category membersvisual system

3. vision (cognition) the perceptual experience of seeing

SamplesThe runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision.
He had a visual sensation of intense light.

Synonymsvisual sensation

Broader (hypernym)aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression

4. vision (cognition) the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses

SamplesPopular imagination created a world of demons.
Imagination reveals what the world could be.

Synonymsimagination, imaginativeness

Broader (hypernym)creative thinking, creativeness, creativity

Narrower (hyponym)dream, dreaming, fancy, fantasy, fictitious place, imaginary being, imaginary creature, imaginary place, mythical place, phantasy

5. vision (event) a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance

SamplesHe had a vision of the Virgin Mary.

Broader (hypernym)experience

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