field of vision


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n field of vision all of the points of the physical environment that can be perceived by a stable eye at a given moment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Field of vision field of view. See under Field.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Field of vision the compass of visual power
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  • John Betjeman
    John Betjeman
    “I have a Vision of the Future, chum. The workers flats in fields of soya beans tower up like silver pencils, score on score.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. feld; cf. Dut. veld, the open country, Ger. feld.


In literature:

The corner of the wardrobe came within his field of vision.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
The arms and body are thus in his field of vision, whereas if he once glances elsewhere he lays himself open to a sudden blow.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
Just beyond, on the limit of his field of vision, Ben saw a shadowy figure cross quickly, to the other side of the street.
"The Telegraph Messenger Boy" by Edward S. Ellis
We conjured up visions of open fields and fresh air and clean straw to sleep in and perhaps even real food to eat.
"World's War Events, Vol. II" by Various
But, as the plucky youth faced the fierce red man and looked him in the eye, he saw another form rising to view in his field of vision.
"Footprints in the Forest" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Her vision being unaided by field-glasses, she was unable to follow his observations with the degree of intelligence he demanded.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
The field of vision is the book and not the world.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Send a man (later, several) outside the field of vision, to advance on the rest of the men.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The field of vision is restricted and the object brought near.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
Finally he found her; or, rather, she slipped illusively into his contracted field of vision.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
In another instant, I had within its field of vision a tableau that astonished me.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The reapers at work in the fields filled my mind with visions of the past.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
A newly-ploughed field must seem, to an ant's vision, something like the contour of this to ours.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
The speck of black in the field of intense vision was moving rapidly toward the ranch-house.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
The moment he entered the field of vision, Major Starland heard Martella gasp, as if catching his breath.
"Up the Forked River" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
The average limit of the normal field of vision is 90 mm.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
The first social vision of my life I had through Dillon's field glass.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Other forms moved silently across the field of vision, forms that he recognized from previous experiments, and welcomed not.
"Lords of the Housetops" by Various
Count Tolstoi's method is much larger, and his field of vision more extended.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
The sight gave me a start, for I had neither heard nor seen him approach, though the way I had come was within my field of vision.
"The Bright Face of Danger" by Robert Neilson Stephens

In poetry:

Oh, give to us, in times like these,
The vision of her eyes;
And make her fields and fruited trees
Our golden prophecies.
"The Battle Autumn of 1862" by John Greenleaf Whittier
As fields of Heaven eternal blooming,
Those flowerful fields of my mother-land
In midnight visions are still perfuming
All wild waste places and seas of sand.
"Years Ago" by Victor James Daley
Better by far is the homely speech,
The street and the fields their boyhood knew;
Than the hurry of feet, and the toil to reach
The visions that vanish as visions do.
"At Home" by Alexander Anderson
Now noons are full of dreams;
The clouds of heaven and the wandering breeze
Follow a vision; and the flowers and trees,
The hills and fields and streams,
Are lapped in mystic gleams.
"July" by Madison Julius Cawein
From moss-covered rocks whereon we are seated,
Nature spreads scenes such as art cannot yield;
With flowers of rare beauty our vision is greeted,
Our ears, with the bird-notes of forest and field.
"The Second Sunday In May" by Jared Barhite
I saw in a vision the field-gray horde
Break forth at the devil's hour,
And trample the earth into crimson mud
In the rage of the Will to Power,—
All this I dreamed in the valley of Kyll,
At the sign of the blood-red flower.
"The Red Flower" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

Their eyes are rather large for their size, which makes their field of vision nearly a 360-degree view.
Rifle, Colorado CO. AURORA, Colorado — Dashing out of the number one gate, Azures Vision led the field to win the Grade 2 Western States Futurity on July 7 at Arapahoe Park in Aurora.
OLIVET — Elizabeth Everingham always had a clear vision of her field of dreams.
How many things sit within our field of vision without really being seen.
Wet AMD causes the loss of vision at the center of the visual field, leaving only peripheral vision.
Visions of playoff spots will be dancing in the heads of two Kanawha Valley teams today as a rare prep football doubleheader takes place at Laidley Field.
Last year the valedictorian and salutatorian of Auburn High School gained a career focus in the field of medicine while enrolled in the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES New Visions Medical Profes-sions program.
Carver was formerly national sales manager for Fiberstars, Inc of Fremont, CA, which competes with Super Vision in the fiber optic lighting field.
But if you have diabetes and notice spots floating in your field of vision, see your eye doctor immediately because you may need treatment before more serious hemorrhaging occurs.
LOS ANGELES — A treatment for eye diseases that is derived from human embryonic stem cells might have improved the vision of two patients, bolstering the beleaguered field, researchers reported Monday.
When facing forward, horses have a nearly 180-degree field of vision.
Hear from High Line designer James Corner Field Operations and the citizens of Santa Monica about how they created a singular vision out of a collective process.
They ask, with visions of unbroken sun-baked corn fields in their heads.
Those who didn't see this charge by the New York Yankees coming have the vision of field mice.
AMD damages the eye's macula, causing vision loss in the center of the visual field.

In science:

Degeneration of the macula causes blurred central vision or a blind spot in the center of your visual field.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Pinter, & B. Nabet (Eds.), Nonlinear Vision: Determination of Neural Receptive Fields, Function, and Networks. (pp. 109-170).
Improved Volterra Kernel Methods with Applications to the Visual System
Nabet (Eds.), Non-linear Vision: Determination of Receptive Fields, Function, and Networks (pp. 171-220).
Improved Volterra Kernel Methods with Applications to the Visual System
Nabet (Eds.), Nonlinear vision: determination of neural receptive fields, function and networks (pp. 1-37).
Improved Volterra Kernel Methods with Applications to the Visual System
For the field-work for this project, the Microsoft Windows version of NEO was used exclusively. However, much of the developmental computer-vision programming was done at the programmer‘s desk using the Linux version of NEO.
The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Testing a Novelty-Detection Algorithm on Two Mobile Exploration Systems at Rivas Vaciamadrid in Spain and at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah
He has received M N Saha Memorial award for the year 2006 by IETE. His fields of research are pattern recognition, computer vision, image processing, biometrics, multimedia and soft computing.
Fault Predictions in Object Oriented Software