[im-ij] /ˈɪm ɪdʒ/
a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible.
an optical counterpart or appearance of an object, as is produced by reflection from a mirror, refraction by a lens, or the passage of luminous rays through a small aperture and their reception on a surface.
a mental representation; idea; conception.
Psychology. a mental representation of something previously perceived, in the absence of the original stimulus.
form; appearance; semblance:
We are all created in God’s image.
That child is the image of his mother.
a symbol; emblem.
the general or public perception of a company, public figure, etc., especially as achieved by careful calculation aimed at creating widespread goodwill.
a type; embodiment:
Red-faced and angry, he was the image of frustration.
a description of something in speech or writing:
Keats created some of the most beautiful images in the language.
Rhetoric. a figure of speech, especially a metaphor or a simile.
an idol or representation of a deity:
They knelt down before graven images.
Mathematics. the point or set of points in the range corresponding to a designated point in the domain of a given function.
Archaic. an illusion or apparition.
verb (used with object), imaged, imaging.
to picture or represent in the mind; ; conceive.
to make an image of; portray in sculpture, painting, etc.
to project (photographs, film, etc.) on a surface:
Familiar scenes were imaged on the screen.
to reflect the likeness of; mirror.
to set forth in speech or writing; describe.
to symbolize; typify.
Informal. to create an image for (a company, public figure, etc.):
The candidate had to be imaged before being put on the campaign trail.
to transform (data) into an exact replica in a different form, as changing digital data to pixels for display on a CRT or representing a medical scan of a body part in digital form.
a representation or likeness of a person or thing, esp in sculpture
an optically formed reproduction of an object, such as one formed by a lens or mirror
a person or thing that resembles another closely; double or copy
a mental representation or picture; idea produced by the imagination
the personality presented to the public by a person, organization, etc: a criminal charge is not good for a politician’s image See also corporate image
the pattern of light that is focused on to the retina of the eye
(psychol) the mental experience of something that is not immediately present to the senses, often involving memory See also imagery, body image, hypnagogic image
a personification of a specified quality; epitome: the image of good breeding
a mental picture or association of ideas evoked in a literary work, esp in poetry
a figure of speech, such as a simile or metaphor
an obsolete word for apparition
to picture in the mind; imagine
to make or reflect an image of
(computing) to project or display on a screen or visual display unit
to portray or describe
to be an example or epitome of; typify
c.1200, “piece of statuary; artificial representation that looks like a person or thing,” from Old French image “image, likeness; figure, drawing, portrait; reflection; statue,” earlier imagene (11c.), from Latin imaginem (nominative imago) “copy, statue, picture,” figuratively “idea, appearance,” from stem of imitari “to copy, imitate” (see imitation).
Meaning “reflection in a mirror” is early 14c. The mental sense was in Latin, and appears in English late 14c. Sense of “public impression” is attested in isolated cases from 1908 but not in common use until its rise in the jargon of advertising and public relations, c.1958.
late 14c., “to form a mental picture,” from Old French imagier, from image (see image (n.)). Related: Imaged; imaging.
image im·age (ĭm’ĭj)
v. im·aged, im·ag·ing, im·ag·es
Integrated Molecular Analysis of Genomes and their Expression
see: spitting image
noun 1. a form of television camera tube in which an electron image produced by a photoemitting surface is focused in the plane of an aperture and deflected past the aperture to achieve scanning.
- Image enhancement
noun 1. a method of improving the definition of a video picture by a computer program, which reduces the lowest grey values to black and the highest to white: used for pictures from microscopes, surveillance cameras, and scanners
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graphics, file format There are many formats used to store images in files. GIF, TIFF and JPEG are very common. Others are BIFF, bmp, Clear, FITS, IFF, NFF, OFF, PCX, PNG, TGA, XBM. Some of these are documented on-line at the following sites: The Graphics File Format Page (http://dcs.ed.ac.uk/~mxr/gfx/). The NCSA file formats archive (ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/misc/file.formats/graphics.formats). […]
- Image intensifier
noun 1. any of various devices for amplifying the intensity of an optical image, sometimes used in conjunction with an image converter