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image

[im-ij] /ˈɪm ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible.
2.
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.
3.
a mental representation; idea; conception.
4.
Psychology. a mental representation of something previously perceived, in the absence of the original stimulus.
5.
form; appearance; semblance:
We are all created in God's image.
6.
counterpart; copy:
That child is the image of his mother.
7.
a symbol; emblem.
8.
the general or public perception of a company, public figure, etc., especially as achieved by careful calculation aimed at creating widespread goodwill.
9.
a type; embodiment:
Red-faced and angry, he was the image of frustration.
10.
a description of something in speech or writing:
Keats created some of the most beautiful images in the language.
11.
Rhetoric. a figure of speech, especially a metaphor or a simile.
12.
an idol or representation of a deity:
They knelt down before graven images.
13.
Mathematics. the point or set of points in the range corresponding to a designated point in the domain of a given function.
14.
Archaic. an illusion or apparition.
verb (used with object), imaged, imaging.
15.
to picture or represent in the mind; imagine; conceive.
16.
to make an image of; portray in sculpture, painting, etc.
17.
to project (photographs, film, etc.) on a surface:
Familiar scenes were imaged on the screen.
18.
to reflect the likeness of; mirror.
19.
to set forth in speech or writing; describe.
20.
to symbolize; typify.
21.
to resemble.
22.
Informal. to create an image for (a company, public figure, etc.):
The candidate had to be imaged before being put on the campaign trail.
23.
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.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; (noun) Middle English < Old French image, imagene (-ene apparently construed as suffix) < Latin imāgin-, stem of imāgō a copy, likeness, equivalent to im- (cf. imitate) + -āgō noun suffix; (v.) Middle English: to form a mental picture < Old French imagier, derivative of image
Related forms
imageable, adjective
imager, noun
preimage, noun
reimage, verb (used with object), reimaged, reimaging.
unimaged, adjective
Synonyms
1, 12. Image, icon, idol refer to material representations of persons or things. An image is a representation as in a statue or effigy, and is sometimes regarded as an object of worship: to set up an image of Apollo; an image of a saint. An icon, in the Greek or Eastern Orthodox Church, is a representation of Christ, an angel, or a saint, in painting, relief, mosaic, or the like: At least two icons are found in each church. An idol is an image, statue, or the like representing a deity and worshiped as such: a wooden idol; The heathen worship idols. It may be used figuratively: to make an idol of wealth. 2. likeness, figure, representation. 3. notion. 6. facsimile.
Antonyms
6. original.
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British Dictionary definitions for un-imaged

image

/ˈɪmɪdʒ/
noun
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.
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
6.
the pattern of light that is focused on to the retina of the eye
7.
(psychol) the mental experience of something that is not immediately present to the senses, often involving memory See also imagery, body image, hypnagogic image
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)
  1. (of a point) the value of a function, f(x), corresponding to the point x
  2. the range of a function
12.
an obsolete word for apparition
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
imageable, adjective
imageless, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French imagene, from Latin imāgō copy, representation; related to Latin imitārī to imitate
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Word Origin and History for un-imaged
image
early 13c., "artificial representation that looks like a person or thing," from O.Fr. image, earlier imagene (11c.), from L. imaginem (nom. imago) "copy, statue, picture, idea, appearance," from stem of imitari "to copy, imitate" (see imitate). 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.
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un-imaged in Medicine

image im·age (ĭm'ĭj)
n.

  1. An optically formed duplicate or other representative reproduction of an object, especially an optical reproduction of an object formed by a lens or mirror.

  2. A mental picture of something not real or present.

  3. An exact copy of data in a computer file transferred to another medium.

v. im·aged, im·ag·ing, im·ag·es
  1. To make or produce a likeness of.

  2. To picture something mentally; imagine.

  3. To translate photographs or other pictures by computer into numbers that can be transmitted to a remote location and then reconverted into pictures by another computer.

  4. To visualize something, as by magnetic resonance imaging.

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