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. The name of a company, OmniVision Technologies, Inc.; which is a corporation that designs and develops digital imaging solutions, including providing Apple Inc. with a back-illuminated CMOS sensor (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) which is located in the backside of the iPhone 4's camera.
Extramacular refers to the outside part of the macula of the eye which is the small spot that is different from the surrounding tissue.
This occurs as a result of a sensory lag.
2. An advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future or to watch (a movie, play, or exhibit) before it is released to the general public.
3. An introductory or preliminary message, sample, or overview; a foretaste of some event.
4. A piece printed in a paper or magazine or broadcast on radio or TV describing and commenting on something that is soon to be broadcast or presented to the public.
5. A sample or foretaste of something likely to occur in the future: "The political polls could provide a preview of the actual election results."
2. Etymology: from Latin praevisus, past participle of praevidere, "to foresee"; from pre-, "before" + videre, "to see".
2. The process of predicting or forecasting; such as, by reasoning or a premonition about the future based on facts, figures, etc.: Reginald's prevision that economical conditions could cause a bad financial situation for his family resulted in his saving enough money to provide for their well-being for years to come.
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2. Providing against an accident or providing for old age.
2. To require something in advance as a condition or as part of a contract.
3. To take precautions to prevent harm or to bring about good; such as, to provide against a potential disaster.
4. To supply the material means of support for someone: "She provides for her children by working at two jobs."
5. Etymology: from Latin providere, "to look ahead, to see ahead, to prepare in advance, to supply"; literally, "to see ahead"; from pro-, "ahead" + videre, "to see".
2. With the understanding that as long as certain conditions exist before something will be done, then certain actions will take place: "We are willing to help, provided that she has a specific plan for accomplishing the project."