Refracted vision
Vision Vi"sion, n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. ? to see, ? I know, and E. wit. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Advice}, {Clairvoyant}, {Envy}, {Evident}, {Provide}, {Revise}, {Survey}, {View}, {Visage}, {Visit}.] 1. The act of seeing external objects; actual sight. [1913 Webster]

Faith here is turned into vision there. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is seen; an object of sight. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The baseless fabric of this vision. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

No dreams, but visions strange. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

5. Hence, something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Vision — Vi sion, n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. ? to see, ? I know, and E. wit. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Advice}, {Clairvoyant}, {Envy}, {Evident}, {Provide}, {Revise}, {Survey}, {View}, {Visage}, {Visit} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vision purple — Vision Vi sion, n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. ? to see, ? I know, and E. wit. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Advice}, {Clairvoyant}, {Envy}, {Evident}, {Provide}, {Revise}, {Survey}, {View}, {Visage},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arc of vision — Vision Vi sion, n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. ? to see, ? I know, and E. wit. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Advice}, {Clairvoyant}, {Envy}, {Evident}, {Provide}, {Revise}, {Survey}, {View}, {Visage},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beatific vision — Vision Vi sion, n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. ? to see, ? I know, and E. wit. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Advice}, {Clairvoyant}, {Envy}, {Evident}, {Provide}, {Revise}, {Survey}, {View}, {Visage},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Direct vision — Vision Vi sion, n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. ? to see, ? I know, and E. wit. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Advice}, {Clairvoyant}, {Envy}, {Evident}, {Provide}, {Revise}, {Survey}, {View}, {Visage},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field of vision — Vision Vi sion, n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. ? to see, ? I know, and E. wit. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Advice}, {Clairvoyant}, {Envy}, {Evident}, {Provide}, {Revise}, {Survey}, {View}, {Visage},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indirect vision — Vision Vi sion, n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. ? to see, ? I know, and E. wit. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Advice}, {Clairvoyant}, {Envy}, {Evident}, {Provide}, {Revise}, {Survey}, {View}, {Visage},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reflected vision — Vision Vi sion, n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. ? to see, ? I know, and E. wit. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Advice}, {Clairvoyant}, {Envy}, {Evident}, {Provide}, {Revise}, {Survey}, {View}, {Visage},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • On Vision and Colors — (German: Über das Sehn und die Farben) is a treatise[1] by Arthur Schopenhauer that was published in May 1816 when the author was 28 years old. Schopenhauer had extensively discussed with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about the poet s Theory of… …   Wikipedia

  • Optics — For the book by Sir Isaac Newton, see Opticks. Optical redirects here. For the musical artist, see Optical (artist). Optics includes study of dispersion of light. Optics is the branch of …   Wikipedia

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