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im·age  (mj)
n.
1. A reproduction of the form of a person or object, especially a sculptured likeness.
2. Physics An optically formed duplicate, counterpart, or other representative reproduction of an object, especially an optical reproduction formed by a lens or mirror.
3. One that closely or exactly resembles another; a double: He is the image of his uncle.
4.
a. The opinion or concept of something that is held by the public.
b. The character projected to the public, as by a person or institution, especially as interpreted by the mass media.
5. A personification of something specified: That child is the image of good health.
6. A mental picture of something not real or present.
7.
a. A vivid description or representation.
b. A figure of speech, especially a metaphor or simile.
c. A concrete representation, as in art, literature, or music, that is expressive or evocative of something else: night as an image of death.
8. Mathematics A set of values of a function corresponding to a particular subset of a domain.
9. Computer Science An exact replica of the contents of a storage device, such as a hard disk, stored on a second storage device, such as a network server.
10. Obsolete An apparition.
tr.v. im·aged, im·ag·ing, im·ag·es
1. To make or produce a likeness of: imaged the poet in bronze.
2. To mirror or reflect: a statue imaged in the water.
3. To symbolize or typify: a kneeling woman imaging the nations grief.
4. To picture mentally; imagine.
5. To describe, especially so vividly as to evoke a mental picture of.
6. Computer Science
a. To print (a file) using a laser printer, imagesetter, direct-to-plate press, or similar device.
b. To transmit (an exact replica of the contents of a storage device) to another storage device: imaged the hard drive to the server.
7. To render visually, as by magnetic resonance imaging.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin img; see aim- in Indo-European roots.]

image·less adj.
imag·er n.


image  /md/  n. 1 a mental picture of s.o. or s.t.: He formed an image of the countryside in his mind. 2 picture, copy: The image on the photograph is not clear. 3 ones appearance to others, reputation: She is very concerned about her image as a good lawyer.

Thesaurus: image 1 an idea, concept, view 2 a likeness, portrayal 3 ones status, standing, name. image

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