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image

Noun

1 an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate" [syn: mental image]
2 a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them" [syn: picture, icon, ikon]
3 (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty" [syn: persona]
4 a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father" [syn: prototype, paradigm, epitome]
5 language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense [syn: trope, figure of speech, figure]
6 someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother" [syn: double, look-alike]
7 a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone" [syn: effigy, simulacrum] v : imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy" [syn: visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An optical or other representation of a real object; a graphic; a picture.
  2. A mental picture of something not real or not present.
  3. A file that contains all information needed to produce a live working copy. (see disk image, executable image and image copy)
  4. A characteristic of a person, group or company etc., style, manner of dress, how one is, or wishes to be, perceived by others.
  5. Something mapped to by a function.
    5 is the image of 3 under f.
  6. The subset of a codomain comprising those elements that are images of something.
    The image of this step function is the set of integers.

Translations

graphical representation
mental picture
  • Czech: představa
  • Dutch: beeld, perceptie
  • German: Bild
  • Icelandic: mynd
  • Scottish Gaelic: dealbh m|f
  • Serbian: predstava
  • Slovene: podoba
  • Swedish: bild
  • Ukrainian: образ
computing
characteristic as perceived by others
  • Croatian: imidž
  • Dutch: beeld
  • German: Image , Erscheinungsbild
  • Spanish: imagen
  • Swedish: image
  • Ukrainian: образ

Verb

  1. In the context of "computing": To convert an idea to an image.
  2. In the context of "computing": To create a complete backup copy of a filesystem.

French

Pronunciation

  • lang=fr|/i.maʒ/
  • SAMPA: /i.maZ/

Noun

image
  1. picture
  2. image

Extensive Definition

In common usage, an image (from Latin imago) or picture is an artifact, usually two-dimensional, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person.
Images may be two-dimensional, such as a photograph, screen display, and as well as a three-dimensional, such as a statue. They may be captured by optical devices—such as cameras, mirrors, lenses, telescopes, microscopes, etc. and natural objects and phenomena, such as the human eye or water surfaces. The word image is also used in the broader sense of any two-dimensional figure such as a map, a graph, a pie chart, or an abstract painting. In this wider sense, images can also be rendered manually, such as by drawing, painting, carving, rendered automatically by printing or computer graphics technology, or developed by a combination of methods, especially in a pseudo-photograph.
A volatile image is one that exists only for a short period of time. This may be a reflection of an object by a mirror, a projection of a camera obscura, or a scene displayed on a cathode ray tube. A fixed image, also called a hardcopy, is one that has been recorded on a material object, such as paper or textile.
A mental image exists in an individual's mind: something one remembers or imagines. The subject of an image need not be real; it may be an abstract concept, such as a graph, function, or "imaginary" entity. For example, Sigmund Freud claimed to have dreamt purely in aural-images of dialogues. The development of synthetic acoustic technologies and the creation of sound art have led to a consideration of the possibilities of a sound-image made up of irreducible phonic substance beyond linguistic or musicological analysis.
A collection of non-volatile images providing an image changing with time is a film.

See also

  • Real image, an image formed by rays of light that cross at the image
  • Virtual image, an image formed by rays that do not cross at the image

References

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Wiki Images for all kind of images
image in Arabic: صورة
image in Danish: Billede
image in German: Abbild
image in Estonian: Pilt
image in Esperanto: Bildo
image in French: Image
image in Irish: Íomhá
image in Korean: 그림
image in Ido: Imajo
image in Indonesian: Citra
image in Italian: Immagine
image in Georgian: სურათი
image in Latvian: Attēls
image in Dutch: Afbeelding (grafisch)
image in Japanese: 画像
image in Norwegian: Bilde
image in Norwegian: Image
image in Portuguese: Imagem
image in Romanian: Imagine
image in Russian: Образ
image in Simple English: Picture
image in Finnish: Kuva
image in Yiddish: אימעזש
image in Chinese: 图像

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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