Definition of Image

1. Noun. An iconic mental representation. "Her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"

2. Verb. Render visible, as by means of MRI.
Generic synonyms: Visualise, Visualize

3. Noun. (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world. "A public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
Exact synonyms: Persona
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology, Carl Gustav Jung, Carl Jung, Jung
Derivative terms: Personify

4. Verb. Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind. "Did he image his major works over a short period of time?"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"

5. Noun. A visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface. "A movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"

6. Noun. A standard or typical example. "He provided America with an image of the good father"
Exact synonyms: Epitome, Paradigm, Prototype
Generic synonyms: Example, Model
Specialized synonyms: Concentrate, Imago
Derivative terms: Epitomise, Epitomize, Paradigmatic, Prototypal, Prototypic, Prototypical

7. Noun. Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense.

8. Noun. Someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor). "She's the very image of her mother"
Exact synonyms: Double, Look-alike
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Clone, Dead Ringer, Ringer

9. Noun. (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined. "The image of f(x) = x^2 is the set of all non-negative real numbers if the domain of the function is the set of all real numbers"
Exact synonyms: Range, Range Of A Function
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Set
Derivative terms: Range

10. Noun. The general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public. "The company tried to project an altruistic image"
Generic synonyms: Effect, Impression

11. Noun. A representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture). "The emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
Exact synonyms: Effigy, Simulacrum
Specialized synonyms: Guy, God, Graven Image, Idol, Bird-scarer, Scarecrow, Scarer, Straw Man, Strawman, Wax Figure, Waxwork
Generic synonyms: Representation

Definition of Image

1. n. An imitation, representation, or similitude of any person, thing, or act, sculptured, drawn, painted, or otherwise made perceptible to the sight; a visible presentation; a copy; a likeness; an effigy; a picture; a semblance.

2. v. t. To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure.

Definition of Image

1. Noun. An optical or other representation of a real object; a graphic; a picture. ¹

2. Noun. A mental picture of something not real or not present. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A file that contains all information needed to produce a live working copy. (see disk image, executable image and image copy) ¹

4. Noun. A characteristic of a person, group or company etc., style, manner of dress, how one is, or wishes to be, perceived by others. ¹

5. Noun. (mathematics) Something mapped to by a function. ¹

6. Noun. (mathematics) The subset of a codomain comprising those elements that are images of something. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To represent symbolically ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To reflect, mirror ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To create an image of. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive computing) To create a complete backup copy of a file system or other entity. ¹

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Definition of Image

1. to imagine [v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES] - See also: imagine

Medical Definition of Image

1. A representation of an object produced by means of radiation usually with a lens or mirror system. (05 Aug 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Image

image (current term)
image amplifier
image breaker
image compression
image consultant
image copies
image copy
image cytometry
image enhancement
image field
image intensifier
image macro
image macros
image map
image maps

Literary usage of Image

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"These are the so-called image-equations referred to the principal points. If we introduce the symbols (magnification-formula). If the optical instrument is ..."

2. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"The after-image covers a certain number of retinal elements and may be considered as ... When the same mass of impressions comes from the after-image, ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"That this movement does not involve the original image itself is shown by the fact that the latter may be observed in its fixed position after the ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"They are termed positive when the bright and obscure parts of the image are the same as the bright and obscure parts of the object : and negative, ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1911)
"Visual image of Italy and Switzerland on the map, accompanied by sense of direction. ... Visual image of a frosted cake, then of frost on a window pane. ..."

6. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"The image just described will therefore represent the effect of the ... If we suppose that at the time ta positive image of the system — bt is formed on the ..."

7. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1902)
"An Analytic Study of the Memory image and the Process of Judgment in the Discrimination of Clangs and Tones. GM WHIFFLE. American Journal of Psychology, ..."

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