The correct meaning for a particular usage of "see" was discussed in some thread. In that thread, it was agreed that, according to this dictionary, "see" could mean either
(definition 1) "to notice or become aware of (someone or something) by using your eyes" or
(definition 2) "to be or become aware of (something)".
And it was concluded, in that thread, that in this sentence:
- We have seen better test scores than this year's.
definition 2 for "see" should be used.
Suppose the new context is a vehicle manufacturer's current year's model compared to previous years' models. And the current year's cars are not as good as cars made in previous years:
- We have seen better cars than this year's.
I have a feeling that definition 1 of "see" fits sentence 2 better than definition 2 does, even though definition 2 seems to work for sentence 2. What do native speakers think?