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.

videographer
1. A person who makes videotapes with a camcorder.
2. Someone who works in the video medium recording moving images on tape, disk, or other electro-mechanical devices, or even broadcasting live. On a set, he or she is responsible for the camera and lighting.

Typically, videographers are distinguished from cinematographers because they use electro-mechanical cameras while cinematographers record images on film.

videography
The art or practice of using a video camera to make films or programs.
videolaseroscopy
A modification of a laser laparoscopy (inspecting the abdominal cavity using a tube that is inserted through the abdominal wall) in which the inside of a cavity is visualized through a video camera which projects an enlarged image onto a video monitor.
videophile
A person with an avid interest in watching television or videos or in making video recordings.
videophone, videotelephone, videotelephony
1. A telephone incorporating a television screen on which another person may be seen.
2. Technologies used for the reception and transmission of audio-video signals by users at different locations, for communication between two people in real-time by means of computers.
videopoly
1. Selling videos.
2. Video sales.
videotape
1. A magnetic tape on which pictures and sound can be recorded.
2. A magnetic tape used for recording full-animation video images and sound.
videotext
A video communications system which is a communications service linked to an adapted television receiver, or video display terminal, by telephone or cable television lines to allow access to pages of information.

Systems can be one-way, allowing only for the display of selected information, or on-line or interactive, allowing for two-way communication.

vidette, a variant spelling of vedette
1. A horse-mounted sentry posted in front of a military formation's position.
2. A small scouting boat used to observe and to report aboiut an opposing naval force.
view
1. The range or extent of somebody's ability to see something: "As we left the tunnel, the ocean came into view."
2. A scene or an area that can be seen, especially one that is pleasing or impressive: "We have a wonderful view of the mountains from our porch."
3. Someone's opinion or judgment on something or particular way of interpreting or thinking about something: "His parents took the view that he had made an error."
4. An act of looking at or inspecting something.
5. A particular position or angle from which something is seen; such as, a bird's eye view.
6. A painting, drawing, or photograph of a scene or building.
7. A general survey of some subject.
viewer
1. Someone who looks at something; especially, an onlooker or spectator.
2. Any of various optical devices used to facilitate the viewing of photographic transparencies by illuminating or magnifying them.
3. A person who watches television or movies; such as, a viewer of prime-time shows or a viewer of action movies.
viewless
1. Having no view; such as, a viewless window.
2. Not having or expressing opinions or views.
3. That which is not perceivable with the eyes; invisible.
viewlessly
1. A reference to something which is not perceivable or that is invisible.
2. A description of something that does not have a view: "No matter how much we tried to look through the frosted windows, the natural surroundings were viewlessly observed." 3. Expressing no views: "The audience was so stunned by his ranting and raving that they just sat there viewlessly."
viewpoint (s) (noun), viewpoints (pl)
1. A position from which something is observed or considered.
2. A personal perspective from which a person considers something.
3. A place, spot, or geographical position from which people can look at something and which allows a particular range of sight.
vis
Force; power; energy; violence; faculty.

The singular form is vis; the plural form is vires.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look": blep-; delo-; demonstra-; opt-; -orama; pare-; phanero-; phant-; pheno-; scopo-; spec-; vela-, veal-.