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Image

Im´age   Pronunciation: ĭm´ãj; 48
n.1.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.
Even like a stony image, cold and numb.
- Shak.
Whose is this image and superscription?
- Matt. xxii. 20.
This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna.
- Shak.
And God created man in his own image.
- Gen. i. 27.
2.Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, . . . thou shalt not bow down thyself to them.
- Ex. xx. 4, 5.
3.Show; appearance; cast.
The face of things a frightful image bears.
- Dryden.
4.A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
Can we conceive
Image of aught delightful, soft, or great?
- Prior.
5.(Rhet.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor.
6.(Opt.) The figure or picture of any object formed at the focus of a lens or mirror, by rays of light from the several points of the object symmetrically refracted or reflected to corresponding points in such focus; this may be received on a screen, a photographic plate, or the retina of the eye, and viewed directly by the eye, or with an eyeglass, as in the telescope and microscope; the likeness of an object formed by reflection; as, to see one's image in a mirror.
Electrical image
See under Electrical.
Image breaker
one who destroys images; an iconoclast.
Image graver
a sculptor.
Image worship
the worship of images as symbols; iconolatry distinguished from idolatry; the worship of images themselves.
Image Purkinje
(Physics) the image of the retinal blood vessels projected in, not merely on, that membrane.
Virtual image
(Optics) a point or system of points, on one side of a mirror or lens, which, if it existed, would emit the system of rays which actually exists on the other side of the mirror or lens.
- Clerk Maxwell.
v. t.1.To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure.
[imp. & p. p. Imaged (ĭm"ãjd; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. Imaging .]
2.To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore,
And image charms he must behold no more.
- Pope.
Noun1.image - an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
Synonyms: mental image
2.Imageimage - 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"
Synonyms: ikon, picture, icon
3.image - (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
Synonyms: persona
4.Imageimage - a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
5.image - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
6.image - someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother"
Synonyms: look-alike, double
7.image - 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"
Synonyms: effigy, simulacrum
Verb1.image - 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"
image - 1. Data representing a two-dimensional scene. A digital image is composed of pixels arranged in a rectangular array with a certain height and width. Each pixel may consist of one or more bits of information, representing the brightness of the image at that point and possibly including colour information encoded as RGB triples.

Images are usually taken from the real world via a digital camera, frame grabber, or scanner; or they may be generated by computer, e.g. by ray tracing software.

See also image formats, image processing.
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