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"vision" in British English

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visionnoun

uk   /ˈvɪʒ.ən/ 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 for this: He didn't have the mental agility or vision required for a senior politician. a person of great artistic vision

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(Definition of vision from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vision" in American English

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visionnoun

us   /ˈvɪʒ·ən/
  • 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] us   /ˈvɪʒ·əˌner·i/
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)

"vision" in Business English

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visionnoun

uk   /ˈvɪʒən/ us  
[C or U] the ability to imagine how something could develop in the future, or the ideas that come from imagining in this way: There's a lack of leadership, a lack of vision, and a lack of organization in the industry as a whole.the vision to do sth The company management had the vision to give its employees a share of the profits. The deal will be the first of several pieces needed to achieve the vision. Unless everyone agrees that this is the vision of the company's future, we can't move forward.
(Definition of vision from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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