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image (ˈɪmɪdʒ)
1.  a representation or likeness of a person or thing, esp in sculpture
2.  an optically formed reproduction of an object, such as one formed by a lens or mirror
3.  a person or thing that resembles another closely; double or copy
4.  a mental representation or picture; idea produced by the imagination
5.  See also corporate image the personality presented to the public by a person, organization, etc: a criminal charge is not good for a politician's image
6.  the pattern of light that is focused on to the retina of the eye
7.  psychol imagery body image See also hypnagogic image the mental experience of something that is not immediately present to the senses, often involving memory
8.  a personification of a specified quality; epitome: the image of good breeding
9.  a mental picture or association of ideas evoked in a literary work, esp in poetry
10.  a figure of speech, such as a simile or metaphor
11.  maths
 a.  (of a point) the value of a function, f(x), corresponding to the point x
 b.  the range of a function
12.  an obsolete word for apparition
13.  to picture in the mind; imagine
14.  to make or reflect an image of
15.  computing to project or display on a screen or visual display unit
16.  to portray or describe
17.  to be an example or epitome of; typify
[C13: from Old French imagene, from Latin imāgō copy, representation; related to Latin imitārī to imitate]

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