envisage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v envisage form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Envisage To look in the face of; to apprehend; to regard. "From the very dawn of existence the infant must envisage self, and body acting on self."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • envisage To look in the face of; face; view; regard; hence, to apprehend directly; perceive by intuition: sometimes, as a term of philosophy, equivalent to intuit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Envisage en-viz′āj to face: to consider
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Quotations

  • Jorge Luis Borges
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    “Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. envisager,; pref. en-,L. in,) + visage, face, visage. See Visage
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. envisageren, and visage, the visage.

Usage

In literature:

It was hard for him, at his time of life, to envisage anything more than a Greater Serbia.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1" by Henry Baerlein
I suddenly envisaged the full strangeness of it.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
Vainly I rack my brains to envisage the manner of their passing.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, April 28, 1920" by Various
They felt themselves all-powerful; they envisaged God.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
To regard the past with accuracy and truth is a preparation for envisaging the present in the same way.
"Historical Essays" by James Ford Rhodes
He envisaged the possibility of a vanquished and dismembered France.
"The Bronze Eagle" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
His great poetical book envisages his country as well as himself.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Our life 's a cheat, our death a black abyss: Hush, and be mute, envisaging despair.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
It implies no imagination, no real envisaging of its object.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
The connexion therefore between progress as we now envisage it, and unity, both in ourselves and in society at large, becomes apparent.
"Progress and History" by Various
The courses of action which the commander has envisaged are now subjected to test (page 98).
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
And then abruptly Lee found himself envisaging the monstrous globe out here in Space.
"The World Beyond" by Raymond King Cummings
But Patsey on the sunny slope of nineteen can't even envisage my viewpoint.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Better than her daughter, she envisaged the circumstances which might have led, in her Cousin Lucy's mind, to this young girl's visit.
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
Nobody envisaged the needs and interests of the Empire as aspects of a single problem.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
In panic terror Sally envisaged the barred window of the spinster's prophecy.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
Already she had envisaged the situation.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
I could envisage our weapons, useless from lack of power.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Shotwell, who knew nothing about such things but envisaged them with reverence, seated Palla and presently took his place beside her.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
I suddenly envisaged the full strangeness of it.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

"Thou art not Death!" I cried;--
For Life's supremest fantasy
Had never thus envisaged Death to me;--
"Thou art not Death, the End!"
"The Shadow" by John Oxenham

In news:

The Bridget Jones's Diary star admits her directorial debut was never planned, and she had initially envisaged producing and starring in the script by writer Anthony Tambakis.
Fortress Paper has much work to do to calm the fears of nervous investors but the company's CEO envisages becoming one of the world's leading dissolving pulp producers by eventually merging with Canadian rival Tembec.
When planning out their new patio, Betty and Sherman had to envisage a place for both a hot tub and a barbecue grill.
A graphical representation of London's "living" skyline as envisaged by award-winning architect Richard Hyams.
"We never envisaged when we agreed to become sureties that the matter would become a diplomatic argument and it is clear that this needs to be resolved at a governmental level," he told Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle.
As envisaged by an artist, a sign mimicking the Hollywood sign above Wellington Airport in New Zealand would aid tourism.
Electrolux envisage de transférer une usine d¹aspirateurs et d¹en fermer une autre May 1, 2004 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Dyson envisage de transférer sa production de machines à laver en Malaysie Oct 1, 2003 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Electrolux envisage de fermer son usine de fabrication de gazinières en France Dec 1, 2004 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Fortress Paper has much work to do to calm the fears of nervous investors but the company's CEO envisages becoming one of the world's leading dissolving pulp producers by eventually merging with Canadian rival Tembec.
Although 5 percent of employers expect a decrease in their workforce, 38 percent anticipate an increase and 60 percent envisage no change next year.
"Large imbalances may be with us longer than we had originally envisaged," says John Lipsky, the fund's first deputy managing director.
The plot "envisaged mass casualty attacks against civilian targets and the strategic use of explosives to create a climate of fear …," the report said.
The Gorgon Stare wide-area surveillance system has overcome early integration problems and is delivering actionable intelligence to warfighters in Afghanistan as envisaged.
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In science:

In one of envisaged scenarios, a tree transformation utility may treat the transformation it is performing as a sequence of rules, each consisting of a condition and an action.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
For g = 4.2 the corresponding dispersion integral IDZM (k2 ) is shown by the continuous curve in Fig.(3). A fitting procedure is now envisaged to extract its power law behaviour as a function of k in the small k region.
Critical properties of $\Phi^4_{1+1}$-theory in Light-Cone Quantization
It might be tempting to envisage a physical picture that the system is, like in 4He, made up of nnf composite bosons whose creation operator is given by ˆA(n)†f .
Theory of spin-2 Bose-Einstein condensates: spin-correlations, magnetic response, and excitation spectra
In this case the evolution may be envisaged as a “linear” superposition of the evolution of small and large scales.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
The type system we envisage should be easy to define and implement.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Almost localized solution can be, roughly, envisaged as a very high local maximum of the extended eigenfunction ψ(ρ) of Eq. (1).
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes
In our picture the ”loops”, i.e., the random resonators, can be envisaged as rings with dielectric constant larger than the average value.
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes
One can also envisage a situation where one hole participates in a scattering process but does not merge.
Close encounters of black holes
For |n| > 2 and |m| > 2, one must envisage a sequential decay process, e.g.
Instability and Degeneracy in the BMN Correspondence
The final design envisages four eyes each of six telescopes.
Performance of the Pierre Auger Fluorescence Detector and Analysis of well recontructed events
But it might be beneficial to restrict talk of containing information still further, to cases in which some particular information transmission protocol is envisaged, or in which an agent would stand to learn something by performing measurements on a group of systems.
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden
In the absence of thermal energy or random fields, there is no possibility that the block will flip down spontaneously in the fashion envisaged above.
Domains and Interfaces in Random Fields
Against pointil lisme: The first point is that classical mechanics does not in fact describe continua in the pointil liste way that the particles-in-motion picture envisages.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Note that even with these assumptions in place, one can envisage two versions of endurantism.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
As discussed in Section 2, that is what the philosophical literature about persistence usually assumes; and in the present context, i.e. for the sort of classical mechanical possible world that we are presently (following Sider) envisaging, I of course agree that it is fair enough.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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