Definition of Mental picture

1. Noun. A clear and telling mental image. "The events left a permanent impression in his mind"

Exact synonyms: Impression, Picture
Generic synonyms: Image, Mental Image
Derivative terms: Picture

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Picture

mental illness
mental illnesses
mental image
mental imagery
mental impairment
mental impression
mental institution
mental institutions
mental lexicon
mental measurement
mental nerve
mental note
mental object
mental objects
mental picture (current term)
mental point
mental process
mental processes
mental protuberance
mental quickness
mental region
mental rejection
mental representation
mental reservation
mental retardation
mental scotoma
mental soundness
mental spine
mental state

Literary usage of Mental picture

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

1. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1902)
"The differences between a vivid mental picture called up in the dark and a real scene are found to be quite imperceptible by 21, five even find that the ..."

2. Psychology; Or, The Science of Mind by Oliver S. Munsell (1880)
"It involves or includes the formation of a true mental picture or representation of objects (ie, of sensible objects) known in perception. ..."

3. The Human Intellect: With an Introduction Upon Psychology and the Soul by Noah Porter (1869)
"This is said with some plausibility or verisimilitude ; for it may and often docs happen that we turn from the real object to the mental picture, and again ..."

4. Annual Conference Proceedings of the American Library Association by American Library Association. Conference, American Library Association (1911)
"The only mental picture that is to be trusted is the slide which is precise and clear and ... Habit is merely a mental picture which has become automatic. ..."

5. The Electrical Engineer (1893)
"On hearing the word "stoker," this sound is transformed into a mental picture of a workman, rather dirty, holding a shovelful of coals ; the words " fires ..."

6. The Rendering of Nature in Early Greek Art by Emanuel Loewy (1907)
"proof that sculpture in the round depends as much upon the mental picture as do drawing and low relief, although apparently drawing and low relief preceded, ..."

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