Associations to the word «Image»


IMAGE, noun. An optical or other representation of a real object; a graphic; a picture.
IMAGE, noun. A mental picture of something not real or not present.
IMAGE, noun. (computing) A file that contains all information needed to produce a live working copy. (See disk image, executable image and image copy.)
IMAGE, noun. A characteristic of a person, group or company etc., style, manner of dress, how one is, or wishes to be, perceived by others.
IMAGE, noun. (mathematics) Something mapped to by a function.
IMAGE, noun. (mathematics) The subset of a codomain comprising those elements that are images of something.
IMAGE, noun. (obsolete) Show; appearance; cast.
IMAGE, verb. (transitive) To represent symbolically.
IMAGE, verb. (transitive) To reflect, mirror.
IMAGE, verb. (transitive) To create an image of.
IMAGE, verb. (transitive) (computing) To create a complete backup copy of a file system or other entity.
IMAGE CONSULTANT, noun. A person whose occupation is to advise others on visual appearance, and verbal and non-verbal communication.
IMAGE COPIES, noun. Plural of image copy
IMAGE COPY, noun. (computing) (IBM) A backup copy of a database in a format that may be used, along with incremental logs, to recreate the database after a hardware failure
IMAGE MACRO, noun. (Internet) A humorous image with superimposed text
IMAGE MACROS, noun. Plural of image macro
IMAGE MAGIC, noun. (now) (chiefly historical) The use of visual or plastic representations of people, spirits etc., for magical purposes.
IMAGE MAP, noun. (Internet) An image on a web page that is divided into shaped portions, each of which has an associated hyperlink.
IMAGE MAPS, noun. Plural of image map
IMAGE PROCESSING, noun. Any form of information processing for which both the input and output are images, such as photographs or frames of video.
IMAGE RECTIFICATION, noun. The transformation of multiple images onto a common coordinate system
IMAGE SPACE, noun. That part of an optical system where real or virtual images are formed
IMAGE SPACES, noun. Plural of image space
IMAGE TUBE, noun. A photoelectric device for intensifying faint astronomical images

Dictionary definition

IMAGE, noun. An iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate".
IMAGE, noun. (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty".
IMAGE, noun. 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".
IMAGE, noun. A standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father".
IMAGE, noun. Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense.
IMAGE, noun. Someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother".
IMAGE, noun. (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".
IMAGE, noun. 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".
IMAGE, noun. 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".
IMAGE, verb. Render visible, as by means of MRI.
IMAGE, verb. 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".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky