- 1A representation of the external form of a person or thing in art: her work juxtaposed images from serious and popular artMore example sentences
- Abstract paintings abandon images of the external world, speaking instead directly to people's internal thought processes.
- The ‘Groundview’ series of paintings uses different images to represent the ground as space.
- Like the sculpture, the images represent a very naive viewpoint in the art world.
- 1.1A visible impression obtained by a camera, telescope, microscope, or other device, or displayed on a computer or video screen: Voyager 2 sent back images of the planet NeptuneMore example sentences
- There's software included to take video clips or still images with your camera and send them via email.
- Increasing numbers of families have digital and video cameras to take images of their children.
- This complexity has lead to beautiful and amazing images obtained with modern telescopes.
- 1.2An optical appearance or counterpart produced by light from an object reflected in a mirror or refracted through a lens.More example sentences
- These eyes use a single lens to focus images onto a light detector called a retina.
- Refractive errors mean that the shape of the eye doesn't refract, or bend, light properly, so images appear blurred.
- The short effective focal length provides focused images at distances from lens contact to near infinity, even in air.
- 1.3 Mathematics A point or set formed by mapping from another point or set.More example sentences
- Maybe one day it will be sufficient to think about the images involved in a mathematical idea or proof, and a computer will compute the underlying equations for us.
- In his doctoral dissertation of 1934 he considered permutation groups whose elements are determined by the images of three points.
- But to determine the center of a spiral similarity one only needs one segment and its image.
- 1.4 Computing An exact copy of a computer’s hard disk, made for backing up data or setting up new machines.More example sentences
- Here, the program re-created a 490MB hard drive image in the foreground while we converted ten WAV files into MP3s in the background.
- Next, an image of the drive can be created using tools such as Norton Ghost or Power Quest Drive Image.
- RAID 1 (known as "mirroring") creates an identical image of data from one drive to a second drive or from multiple drives to a second set of multiple drives.
- 1.5A mental representation or idea: I had a sudden image of Sal bringing me breakfast in bedMore example sentences
- The brain requires practice at forming those mental images in order to absorb increasingly complex or abstract ideas in later life.
- More than any other, there is deconstructionism, according to which the images and ideas that constitute culture are deconstructed.
- His mental image is not a representation of a tree.
- 1.6 [in singular] A person or thing that closely resembles another: he’s the image of his fatherMore example sentencesSynonyms
- 1.7 [in singular] Semblance or likeness: made in the image of GodMore example sentences
- They want to spoil the divine likeness of man made in the image of God.
- His is the pure logic of fiction, shaping a world in the image of the art that depicts it.
- In the 1980s the two institutions launched a crusade to remake the world in the image of the free market.
- 1.8(In biblical use) an idol.More example sentences
- Mystics throughout the ages have understood how the holy fire burns away the superficial images and idols we erect.
- While the church saw the importance of art as a method of instruction, it also faced a biblical injunction against images.
- I also don't know of any religion that has no idol or image of its God.
- 2The general impression that a person, organization, or product presents to the public: she strives to project an image of youthMore example sentences
- The entry points to the open space will be well defined with landscape elements and will be treated in such a manner as to present an image of public space.
- I smiled a lot and presented an image to the public that all was fine.
- There have been attempts to present a more open image to the public.
- 3A simile or metaphor: he uses the image of a hole to describe emotional emptinessMore example sentences
- I listened for recurring images, words, metaphors, and contradictions in the narrative.
- In other words, for all the images and metaphors music often presents us with, an album cover is its tangible embodiment.
- Evidently, only the images and metaphors of fiction could do justice to the welter of searing impressions.
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- 1Make a representation of the external form of: artworks which imaged women’s bodiesMore example sentences
- We question the motivations of those who make the images, while the real people imaged in these photographs die unacknowledged.
- He might have pointed out, for example, that one reason why Yahweh is not to be imaged is that the only depiction of Him is provided by human beings.
- The female body imaged in the film is not abstract, generalised or idealised.
- 1.1Make a visual representation of (something) by scanning it with a detector or electromagnetic beam: (as noun imaging) medical imagingMore example sentences
- E-mail and medical imaging applications represent good examples for the data aging profile described here.
- Internal textures were imaged using backscattered electrons and cathodoluminescence.
- The acoustic imaging sensors help detect mines and other potentially hazardous objects.
- 1.2 Computing Make an exact copy of (a computer’s hard disk): the hard disk drive should be imaged using a specialized bitstream backup productMore example sentences
- That's an extremely significant difference when you need to image a large disk and do not want multiple disks per volume.
- Being unable to image those files means that the product cannot work in the Windows environment.
- The advanced technology in leading-edge imaging products is not how they create a partition, but rather, how they image the disk.
- 1.3Form a mental picture or idea of: it is possible for us to image a society in which no one committed crimeMore example sentences
- Try to image a child with painful wounds similar to burns covering most of his or her body.
- I would image he's been under difficult conditions over the last 8 months.
- I just can't image what would have taken them all away at once with no word.
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- The notion of a single cybernetic organism is rejected in favor of a body-without-organs, ‘an imageless, organless body [which is] perpetually reinserted into the process of production’.
- Listening to radio via television is a curious experience as you stare blankly at an imageless blue screen while your ears do all the work.
- Somewhere in the centre is ‘the still point of the turning world’, to use Eliot's imageless image.
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin imago; related to imitate.