strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc.: a vivid green.
full of life; lively; animated: a vivid personality.
presenting the appearance, freshness, spirit, etc., of life; realistic: a vivid account.
strong, distinct, or clearly perceptible: a vivid recollection.
forming distinct and striking mental images: a vivid imagination.

1630–40; < Latin vīvidus lively, equivalent to vīv(ere) to live (see vital) + -idus -id4

vividly, adverb
vividness, vividity, noun
overvivid, adjective
overvividly, adverb
overvividness, noun
unvivid, adjective
unvividly, adverb
unvividness, noun

1. bright, brilliant, intense. 2. spirited, vivacious, intense. 3. See picturesque. Unabridged
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vivid (ˈvɪvɪd)
1.  (of a colour) very bright; having a very high saturation or purity; produced by a pure or almost pure colouring agent
2.  brilliantly coloured: vivid plumage
3.  conveying to the mind striking realism, freshness, or trueness to life; graphic: a vivid account
4.  (of a recollection, memory, etc) remaining distinct in the mind
5.  (of the imagination, etc) prolific in the formation of lifelike images
6.  making a powerful impact on the emotions or senses: a vivid feeling of shame
7.  uttered, operating, or acting with vigour: vivid expostulations
8.  full of life or vitality: a vivid personality
[C17: from Latin vīvidus animated, from vīvere to live]

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Word Origin & History

1638, from L. vividus "spirited, animated, lively," from vivus "alive," from PIE *gwei- (see vital). Extension to colors is first recorded 1665. Sense of "strong, distinct" (as of memories, etc.) is from 1690; that of "very active or intense" (as of imagination, interest, etc.) is from 1853.
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Computing Dictionary

VIVID definition

A numerical constraint-oriented language.
["VIVID: The Kernel of a Knowledge Representation Environment Based on the Constraints Paradigm of Computation", J. Maleki, Proc 20th Annual Hawaii Intl Conf on System Sciences (Jan 1987) pp.591-597].

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Example sentences
Blackened dirt and ashen remains of the wooden posts that supported the
  structure are as vivid as a campfire put out yesterday.
Allow these feelings to become more vivid and clear until it's almost as if you
  were there.
It has been amply illustrated and everything has been done to make it vivid and
Slang originates in an effort, always by ingenious individuals, to make the
  language more vivid and expressive.
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