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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Italian
Origin: 'sight', from visto, past participle of vedere 'to see', from Latin videre; VISION

vista

noun
     
vis‧ta [countable]
1 literary a view of a large area of beautiful scenery
vista of
stunning vistas of the Norfolk coast
2 the possibility of new experiences, ideas, events etc:
Exchange programs open up new vistas for students.

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