vid-, video-, vis-, -vision, -visional, -visionally, visuo-, vu-
(Latin: videre, "to see"; plus words with other related meanings: to notice, noticing, noticed; observe, observing, observed; look, looking, looked; perceive, perceiving, perceived, perception; see, seeing, saw, seen, sight; view, viewing, viewed; manifest, manifesting, manifested; reveal, revealing, revealed, revelelation)
Although many of the words in this unit seem to be from other Latin origins, all of them are etymologically derived from the main Latin videre, "to see" element.
2. To inspect carefully; to scrutinize: The police were surveying the people who were getting off the train to see if they could see the criminal that they were looking for.
3. To determine the boundaries, area, or elevations of (land or structures on the earth's surface) by means of measuring angles and distances, using the techniques of geometry and trigonometry.
4. Etymology: from Old French surveeir; which came from Middle Latin supervidere, "to oversee"; from Latin super-, "over" + videre, "to see, to look".
2. Someone who conducts a statistical survey.
3. Someone whose occupation is taking accurate measurements of land areas in order to determine boundaries, elevations, and dimensions.
2. A process that produces stereoscopic motion pictures for seeing or watching.
2. A device that provides for the observation or watching of video presentations by means of a television receiver.
2. Transmitting a program, signal, etc. by television
2. A system of capturing images and sounds, broadcasting them via a combined electronic audio and video signal, and reproducing them to be viewed and listened to by people: The media industry, which includes television, is very advanced in terms of technology and is greatly admired by corporations that are intent on sending programs and messages to large audiences.
3. Etymology: about sending images by radio transmission, formed in English or borrowed from French télévision, from Greek tele-, "far off, afar, at or to a distance" + Latin vision, "act of seeing, sight, thing seen" from videre, "to see".
Electrical signals, converted from optical images by a camera tube, are transmitted by UHF or VHF radio waves or by cable and reconverted into optical images by means of a television tube inside a television set.
2. Hard to deal with; especially, causing pain or embarrassment: "Wayne's brother had the unenviable challenge to significantly reduce his over-weight condition."
3. Not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or to comprehend and to endure: "The university students in the computer class were given a difficult and an unenviable task to perform by the professor."
4. Etymology: envy comes from Old French envie "envy, jealousy, rivalry", from Latin invidia, "envy, jealousy", from invidus, "envious", from invidere, "envy"; earlier it meant "look at (with malice), cast an evil eye upon", from in- "on, upon" + videre, "to see".
Unenviable is a combination of un-, "not" + enviable, "a reference to a resentful or unhappy feeling of wanting somebody else's success, good fortune, qualities, or possessions".
2. Not suitably prepared; unprepared.
2. A small scouting boat used to observe and to report on an opposing naval force.
2. Etymology: "a mounted sentinel placed in advance of an outpost", from French and from Italian vedetta, influenced by Latin vedere, "to see".