a.1.Of or pertaining to a visions or visions; characterized by, appropriate to, or favorable for, visions.
The visionary hour
When musing midnight reigns.
- Thomson.
2.Affected by phantoms; disposed to receive impressions on the imagination; given to reverie; apt to receive, and act upon, fancies as if they were realities.
Or lull to rest the visionary maid.
- Pope.
3.Existing in imagination only; not real; fanciful; imaginary; having no solid foundation; as, visionary prospect; a visionary scheme or project.
n.1.One whose imagination is disturbed; one who sees visions or phantoms.
2.One whose imagination overpowers his reason and controls his judgment; an unpractical schemer; one who builds castles in the air; a daydreamer.
Noun1.visionary - a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
2.visionary - a person with unusual powers of foresight
Synonyms: illusionist, seer
Adj.1.visionary - not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"
1.visionary - One who hacks vision, in the sense of an Artificial Intelligence researcher working on the problem of getting computers to "see" things using TV cameras. (There isn't any problem in sending information from a TV camera to a computer. The problem is, how can the computer be programmed to make use of the camera information? See SMOP, AI-complete.)
2.visionary - [IBM] One who reads the outside literature. At IBM, apparently, such a penchant is viewed with awe and wonder.
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Translate Visionary to German
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visible radiation
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VisiCalc /vi'zi-calk/
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