from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Vision in dim light.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ability, either naturally, by technology or by superpowers, to see in a low light or even dark environment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The ability to see in reduced illumination (as in moonlight).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Vision or sight that is strongest and best at night; ability to see clearly only at night or in a dim light.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the ability to see in reduced illumination (as in moonlight)


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  • A kiss of her lover upon the lips of a young girl becomes in my dream a piece of court plaster on her upper lip, and a woman about whose prospective marriage some one asked, returns, in my night vision to a university to obtain the degree of B. Ed., which in sleep I took to indicate Bachelor of Education but which is open to a different interpretation.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • White fire seared her retina as a small missile streaked across black water, destroying her night vision and leaving a trail of light as an afterimage.

    Terror At Dawn

  • Sometimes Qual told them the names of the creatures: There was a loud-voiced, squatty thing he called a grambler, a little burrowing creature called a western flurn, and a furtive thing with eyes that shone brightly in their Legion-issue night vision goggles, which Qual's translator solemnly informed them was a spotted sloon.

    Phule me twice

  • Over the years, Linkman had held a preference for the clarity of white light in illuminating targets (particularly those beyond 2000 metres range) compared with the mistier visions depicted in the various types of active and passive night vision instruments, with their restricted ranges of acquistion.

    First Clash

  • When he got to Route 1 he switched to the sidewalk, enduring the cracks and puddles rather than trust the night vision of truck drivers high on Benzedrine and coffee, trying to make New York before rush hour.


  • Jennie Higgins stopped to try to get her bearings; without the night vision goggles the legionnaires would be wearing, it was hard to make out details.

    Phule me twice

  • He reached, felt for the gun, got it up, checked intelligently to see if the mag was still locked in place, checked again that the bolt was back and locked open, and came up to rejoin the fight just in time to blow his night vision on the four fast, bright muzzle flashes of his guy firing across both hoods through his front windshield, where dazed Tino struggled with seat- belt confusion.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • He looked to his left, where Delta-Two was manning the night vision telescopic viewing system.

    Deception Point

  • Eye fatigue from constant gazing into night vision devices soon began to accumulate, but as D Squadron emerged from the environs of Oos, and began to probe among the woods to the north-east, the first grey traces of dawn appeared to the eastward.

    First Clash


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