Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • conjunction Inasmuch as; in view of the fact.
  • noun The clarity of focus of an image in a telescope, measured by the angular size of a single star in that image.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Because; inasmuch as; since; considering; taking into account, or in view of the fact (with that expressed or understood).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • In view of the fact (that); considering; taking into account (that); insmuch as; since; because; -- followed by a dependent clause.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • conjunction slang Inasmuch as; in view of the fact that.
  • verb Present participle of see.
  • adjective Having vision; not blind.
  • noun The action of the verb to see; eyesight.
  • noun astronomy The movement or distortion of a telescopic image as a result of turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere.

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

  • noun normal use of the faculty of vision
  • adjective having vision, not blind
  • noun perception by means of the eyes

Etymologies

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Probably an elision of "seeing that" or "seeing as".

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see +‎ -ing

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