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vision

noun  /ˈvɪʒ·ən/ us  

vision noun (SIGHT)

[U] the ability to see: good/impaired/blurred vision

vision noun (MENTAL IMAGE)

[C] an imagined mental image of something: We lack a vision of what love really is. [C] A vision can also be something seen in a dream or as a result of a religious experience.

vision noun (VIEW OF THE FUTURE)

[U] the ability to imagine how a country, society, industry, etc., will develop in the future and to plan in a suitable way: The theater’s director is a woman of great artistic vision.
visionary
noun [C]  /ˈvɪʒ·əˌner·i/ us  
a person who is able to imagine how a country, society, industry, etc., will or should develop in the future and to plan in a suitable way: She was a social reformer, a true visionary.
(Definition of vision from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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