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image    : ['ɪmədʒ] ['ɪmɪdʒ]
Image \Im"age\ ([i^]m"[asl]j; 48), n. [F., fr. L. imago,
imaginis, from the root of imitari to imitate. See {Imitate},
and cf. {Imagine}.]
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.
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Even like a stony image, cold and numb. --Shak.
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Whose is this image and superscription? --Matt.
xxii. 20.
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This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna.
--Shak.
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And God created man in his own image. --Gen. i. 27.
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2. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid;
an idol. --Chaucer.
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Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, . .
. thou shalt not bow down thyself to them. --Ex. xx.
4, 5.
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3. Show; appearance; cast.
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The face of things a frightful image bears.
--Dryden.
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4. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn
by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
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Can we conceive
Image of aught delightful, soft, or great? --Prior.
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5. (Rhet.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken
from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject;
usually, an extended metaphor. --Brande & C.
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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.
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{Electrical image}. See under {Electrical}.

{Image breaker}, one who destroys images; an iconoclast.

{Image graver}, {Image maker}, 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.
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Image \Im"age\ ([i^]m"[asl]j; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imaged}
([i^]m"[asl]jd; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. {Imaging}.]
1. To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake
imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure. "Shrines
of imaged saints." --J. Warton.
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2. To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of
by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
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Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore,
And image charms he must behold no more. --Pope.
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image
n 1: an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced
images upon her too awful to contemplate" [synonym: {image},
{mental image}]
2: (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to
the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
[synonym: {persona}, {image}]
3: 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" [synonym:
{picture}, {image}, {icon}, {ikon}]
4: a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good
breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good
father" [synonym: {prototype}, {paradigm}, {epitome}, {image}]
5: language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense [synonym:
{trope}, {figure of speech}, {figure}, {image}]
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" [synonym: {double}, {image}, {look-alike}]
7: (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" [synonym: {image},
{range}, {range of a function}]
8: the general impression that something (a person or
organization or product) presents to the public; "although
her popular image was contrived it served to inspire music
and pageantry"; "the company tried to project an altruistic
image"
9: 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" [synonym: {effigy},
{image}, {simulacrum}]
v 1: render visible, as by means of MRI
2: 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" [synonym: {visualize}, {visualise}, {envision},
{project}, {fancy}, {see}, {figure}, {picture}, {image}]

389 Moby Thesaurus words for "image":
Doppelganger, Vorstellung, abstract, abstraction, adumbrate,
affectation, affectedness, airs, airs and graces, allusion, ally,
altarpiece, alter ego, analogon, analogue, angle, apparition,
appearance, apprehension, archetypal pattern, archetype,
artificiality, asiaticism, aspect, associate, badge, banner,
black spot, block print, bloom, blooping, body forth, brother,
call to mind, call up, cameo, cast, catalog, cataloging,
certified copy, character, character sketch, characteristic,
characterization, clone, close copy, close match, cognate, collage,
color print, companion, complement, conceit, conceive, concept,
conception, conceptualization, configuration, congenator, congener,
conjure up, contemplate, coordinate, copy, corporealization,
correlate, correlative, correspondent, counterfeit, counterpart,
cyclorama, daub, dead ringer, definition, delineate, delineation,
demonstrate, depict, depiction, describe, description, details,
device, differentia, diptych, double, duplicate, earmark, ectype,
effect, effigy, eidetic image, eidolon, embodiment, embody, engram,
engraving, envisage, envisaging, envision, envisioning, epitome,
equal, equivalent, essence, euphuism, evocation, exact likeness,
exemplify, facade, facet, facsimile, fair copy, faithful copy,
fake, false front, false image, false show, fancy, fantasy,
fashion, father image, feature, feigned belief, fellow, fetish,
figurative language, figurativeness, figure, figure of speech,
flare, floridity, flourish, flower, flowery style, foreshadow,
forgery, form, fresco, fringe area, front, gestalt, ghost, glass,
granulation, graphic account, graven image, grid, guise, hallmark,
hard shadow, hypocrisy, icon, idea, idiosyncrasy, idol, idolum,
ikon, illumination, illustrate, illustration, imagery,
imagery study, imagine, imaging, imagism, imagistic poetry, imago,
imitation, impersonate, impression, incarnate, incarnation, index,
indicant, indicator, insignia, insincerity, intellectual object,
interpret, itemization, just see, keynote, kindred spirit,
lifelike image, light, like, likeness, limn, limning, lineaments,
living image, living picture, look, look upon, manner,
manner of speaking, mannerism, mark, match, mate, materialization,
measure, memory, memory trace, memory-trace, mental image,
mental impression, mental picture, mental representation,
mere show, metaphor, miniature, mirage, mirror, mirroring, model,
montage, mosaic, mould, multiple image, mural, near duplicate,
noise, nonliterality, nonliteralness, note, notion,
objectification, objectify, observation, obverse, opinion,
ornament, panorama, parallel, particularization, pasticcio,
pastiche, peculiarity, pendant, perception, personate,
personification, personify, phantasm, phantasma, phantasmagoria,
phantom, phase, phasis, phasm, phenomenon, phony, photograph,
picture, picture noise, picture shifts, picturing, poetic imagery,
portrait, portraiture, portray, portrayal, prefigure, presence,
pretense, pretension, pretypify, print, profile, project, property,
prunes and prisms, public image, purple passage, put-on,
putting on airs, rain, realize, recept, reciprocal, reference,
reflect, reflection, regard, reification, render, rendering,
rendition, replica, represent, representation, representative,
reproduction, resemblance, respect, ringer, rolling, rubbing,
scanning pattern, scintillation, sculpture, seal, second self, see,
seeming, semblance, sentiment, shade, shading, shadow,
shadow forth, sham, shape, show, side, sigil, sign, signal,
signature, simile, similitude, simulacrum, sister, sketch, slant,
snow, snowstorm, soul mate, speaking, specification, specter, spit,
spit and image, spitting image, stained glass window, stamp,
statue, stencil, still life, style, stylishness, such, suchlike,
summon up, supposition, sure sign, symbol, symptom, tableau, tally,
tapestry, telltale sign, the like of, the likes of, theory,
thought, total effect, trace, tracing, trait, traumatic trace,
triptych, trope, turn of expression, twin, twist, typical example,
unconscious memory, unnaturalness, very image, very picture, view,
viewpoint, vignette, vision, visual image, visualization,
visualize, vivid description, waking dream, wall painting,
way of speaking, wildest dream, wise, word painting, word-painting,
wraith

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}.

(1994-10-21)

2. The image (or range) of a {function} is the
set of values obtained by applying the function to all
elements of its {domain}. So, if f : D -> C then the set f(D)
= \{ f(d) | d in D \} is the image of D under f. The image is
a subset of C, the {codomain}.

(2000-01-19)



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