I. conjunction Date: 1503 inasmuch as — often used with as or that II. noun Date: 1903 the quality of the images of celestial bodies observed telescopically

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  • seeing — is commonly used as a kind of conjunction, often followed by that, with the meaning ‘because, considering that’: • He was the kid brother whom I helped as far as I could, seeing that we had no mother B. Cobb, 1971. The origin of the expression in …   Modern English usage

  • Seeing — See ing, conj. (but originally a present participle). In view of the fact (that); considering; taking into account (that); insmuch as; since; because; followed by a dependent clause; as, he did well, seeing that he was so young. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seeing — Seeing; seeing; un·seeing; …   English syllables

  • seeing — ► CONJUNCTION ▪ because; since. ● seeing is believing Cf. ↑seeing is believing …   English terms dictionary

  • Seeing —   [ siːɪȖ; englisch »Sehen«], Astronomie: Szintillation …   Universal-Lexikon

  • seeing — [sē′iŋ] n. 1. the sense or power of sight; vision 2. the act of using the eyes to see adj. having the sense of sight conj. in view of the fact; considering; inasmuch as …   English World dictionary

  • Seeing — Schema zur Entstehung optischer Turbulenz (Seeing) in der Erdatmosphäre. Das Seeing oder auch Astronomisches Seeing ist ein Begriff aus der Astronomie, der die Bildunschärfe durch atmosphärische Störungen (Luftunruhe) bei der Beobachtung des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Seeing — visualisation de l effet de Seeing avec une focale importante sur la Lune. En astronomie, le seeing (du verbe anglais « to see », signifiant « voir ») désigne la qualité optique du ciel. Avec la température, la pression, le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Seeing — El seeing (o visión) es un término utilizado en astronomía para referirse al efecto distorsionador de la atmósfera sobre las imágenes de objetos astronómicos. El seeing está causado por turbulencias atmosféricas causando variaciones de densidad… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Seeing — The word seeing can mean more than one thing:* In common usage, the word means visual perception * Astronomical seeing, the blurring effects of air turbulence in the atmosphere * In the occult seeing refers to the sight or the ability to see… …   Wikipedia

  • seeing — /see ing/, conj. 1. in view of the fact that; considering; inasmuch as. n. 2. the act of a person who sees. 3. the sense of sight. [1495 1505; SEE1 + ING2] * * * ▪ astronomy       in astronomy, sharpness of a telescopic image. Seeing is dependent …   Universalium

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