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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Image  \Im"age\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  imago,  imaginis  from  the  root  of 
  imitari  to  imitate.  See  {Imitate},  and  cf  {Imagine}.] 
  1.  An  imitation,  representation,  or  similitude  of  any  person, 
  thing  or  act  sculptured,  drawn,  painted,  or  otherwise 
  made  perceptible  to  the  sight;  a  visible  presentation;  a 
  copy;  a  likeness;  an  effigy;  a  picture;  a  semblance. 
 
  Even  like  a  stony  image,  cold  and  numb.  --Shak. 
 
  Whose  is  this  image  and  superscription?  --Matt. 
  xxii.  20. 
 
  This  play  is  the  image  of  a  murder  done  in  Vienna. 
  --Shak. 
 
  And  God  created  man  in  his  own  image.  --Gen.  i.  27. 
 
  2.  Hence:  The  likeness  of  anything  to  which  worship  is  paid; 
  an  idol.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Thou  shalt  not  make  unto  thee  any  graven  image,  .  . 
  .  thou  shalt  not  bow  down  thyself  to  them  --Ex.  xx 
  4,  5. 
 
  3.  Show  appearance;  cast. 
 
  The  face  of  things  a  frightful  image  bears. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  A  representation  of  anything  to  the  mind;  a  picture  drawn 
  by  the  fancy;  a  conception;  an  idea. 
 
  Can  we  conceive  Image  of  aught  delightful,  soft,  or 
  great?  --Prior. 
 
  5.  (Rhet.)  A  picture,  example,  or  illustration,  often  taken 
  from  sensible  objects,  and  used  to  illustrate  a  subject; 
  usually,  an  extended  metaphor.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  6.  (Opt.)  The  figure  or  picture  of  any  object  formed  at  the 
  focus  of  a  lens  or  mirror,  by  rays  of  light  from  the 
  several  points  of  the  object  symmetrically  refracted  or 
  reflected  to  corresponding  points  in  such  focus;  this  may 
  be  received  on  a  screen,  a  photographic  plate,  or  the 
  retina  of  the  eye,  and  viewed  directly  by  the  eye,  or  with 
  an  eyeglass,  as  in  the  telescope  and  microscope;  the 
  likeness  of  an  object  formed  by  reflection;  as  to  see 
  one's  image  in  a  mirror. 
 
  {Electrical  image}.  See  under  {Electrical}. 
 
  {Image  breaker},  one  who  destroys  images;  an  iconoclast. 
 
  {Image  graver},  {Image  maker},  a  sculptor. 
 
  {Image  worship},  the  worship  of  images  as  symbols;  iconolatry 
  distinguished  from  idolatry;  the  worship  of  images 
  themselves. 
 
  {Image  Purkinje}  (Physics),  the  image  of  the  retinal  blood 
  vessels  projected  in  not  merely  on  that  membrane. 
 
  {Virtual  image}  (Optics),  a  point  or  system  of  points,  on  one 
  side  of  a  mirror  or  lens,  which  if  it  existed,  would  emit 
  the  system  of  rays  which  actually  exists  on  the  other  side 
  of  the  mirror  or  lens.  --Clerk  Maxwell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Image  \Im"age\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Imaged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Imaging}.] 
  1.  To  represent  or  form  an  image  of  as  the  still  lake 
  imaged  the  shore;  the  mirror  imaged  her  figure.  ``Shrines 
  of  imaged  saints.''  --J.  Warton. 
 
  2.  To  represent  to  the  mental  vision;  to  form  a  likeness  of 
  by  the  fancy  or  recollection;  to  imagine. 
 
  Condemn'd  whole  years  in  absence  to  deplore,  And 
  image  charms  he  must  behold  no  more  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  image 
  n  1:  an  iconic  mental  representation;  "her  imagination  forced 
  images  upon  her  too  awful  to  contemplate"  [syn:  {mental 
  image}] 
  2:  (Jungian  psychology)  a  personal  facade  one  presents  to  the 
  world;  "a  public  image  is  as  fragile  as  Humpty  Dumpty" 
  [syn:  {persona}] 
  3:  a  visual  representation  of  an  object  or  scene  or  person 
  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"  [syn:  {picture}, 
  {icon},  {ikon}] 
  4:  a  standard  or  typical  example;  "he  is  the  prototype  of  good 
  breeding";  "he  provided  America  with  an  image  of  the  good 
  father"  [syn:  {prototype},  {paradigm},  {epitome}] 
  5:  language  used  in  a  figurative  or  nonliteral  sense  [syn:  {trope}, 
  {figure  of  speech},  {figure}] 
  6:  someone  who  closely  resembles  a  famous  person  (especially  an 
  actor);  "he  could  be  Gingrich's  double";  "she's  the  very 
  image  of  her  mother"  [syn:  {double}] 
  7:  a  likeness  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"  [syn:  {effigy}, 
  {simulacrum}] 
  v  :  imagine;  see  in  one's  mind;  "I  can't  see  him  on  horseback!" 
  "I  can  see  what  will  happen"  [syn:  {visualize},  {envision}, 
  {project},  {fancy},  {see},  {figure},  {picture}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  image 
 
  1.    Data  representing  a  two-dimensional  scene. 
  A  digital  image  is  composed  of  {pixels}  arranged  in  a 
  rectangular  array  with  a  certain  height  and  width.  Each  pixel 
  may  consist  of  one  or  more  {bit}s  of  information,  representing 
  the  brightness  of  the  image  at  that  point  and  possibly 
  including  colour  information  encoded  as  {RGB}  triples. 
 
  {Images}  are  usually  taken  from  the  real  world  via  a  {digital 
  camera},  {frame  grabber},  or  {scanner};  or  they  may  be 
  generated  by  computer,  e.g.  by  {ray  tracing}  software. 
 
  See  also  {image  formats},  {image  processing}. 
 
  (1994-10-21) 
 
  2.    The  image  (or  range)  of  a  {function}  is  the 
  set  of  values  obtained  by  applying  the  function  to  all 
  elements  of  its  {domain}.  So  if  f  :  D  ->  C  then  the  set  f(D) 
  =  \{  f(d)  |  d  in  D  \}  is  the  image  of  D  under  f.  The  image  is 
  a  subset  of  C,  the  {codomain}. 
 
  (2000-01-19) 
 
 




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