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  • Definition of view

    • (n): the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"  
    • (n): graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept; "he painted scenes from everyday life"; "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"  
    • (n): outward appearance; "they look the same in outward view"  
    • (n): the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"  
    • (n): the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"  
    • (n): a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"  
    • (n): purpose; the phrase `with a view to'' means `with the intention of'' or `for the purpose of''; "he took the computer with a view to pawning it"  
    • (n): a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"  
    • (n): a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"  
    • (n): the range of the eye; "they were soon out of view"  
    • (v): deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don''t see the situation quite as negatively as you do"  
    • (v): look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem"  
    • (v): see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"  

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