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vision

noun uk   us   /ˈvɪʒ.ən/

vision noun (MENTAL IMAGE)

B2 [C] an idea or mental image of something: We see in his novels his sinister, almost apocalyptic, vision of the future. Johnny was late home and, as usual, I had visions of him lying dead in some alley. [C] an experience in which you see things that do not exist physically, when your mind is affected powerfully by something such as deep religious thought or drugs or mental illness: She had visions in which the angel Gabriel appeared to her.
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vision noun (VIEW OF THE FUTURE)

C1 [U] the ability to imagine how a country, society, industry, etc. could develop in the future and to plan in a suitable way: He didn't have the mental agility or vision required for a senior politician. a person of great artistic vision
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vision noun (ABILITY)

B2 [U] the ability to see: She has very little vision in her left eye.

vision noun (BEAUTIFUL SIGHT)

[S] literary or humorous (used when referring to a person) a beautiful and impressive sight: And that vision of loveliness over there is my wife, Sandra. She emerged from the bedroom, a vision in cream silk.
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