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English noun: image

1. image (cognition) an iconic mental representation

SamplesHer imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate.

Synonymsmental image

Broader (hypernym)internal representation, mental representation, representation

Narrower (hyponym)auditory image, imagination image, impression, memory image, mental picture, picture, thought-image, visual image, visualisation, visualization

2. image (attribute) (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world

SamplesA public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty.


Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect

Domain categoryCarl Gustav Jung, Carl Jung, Jung, psychological science, psychology

3. image (artifact) a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface

SamplesThey showed us the pictures of their wedding.
A movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them.

Synonymsicon, ikon, picture

Broader (hypernym)representation

Narrower (hyponym)bitmap, CAT scan, chiaroscuro, collage, computer graphic, cyclorama, diorama, echogram, electronic image, foil, graphic, iconography, inset, likeness, montage, panorama, reflection, reflexion, scan, semblance, sonogram, transparency

4. image (cognition) a standard or typical example

SamplesHe is the prototype of good breeding.
He provided America with an image of the good father.

Synonymsepitome, paradigm, prototype

Broader (hypernym)example, model

Narrower (hyponym)concentrate, imago

5. image (communication) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

Synonymsfigure, figure of speech, trope

Broader (hypernym)rhetorical device

Narrower (hyponym)conceit, exaggeration, hyperbole, irony, kenning, metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron, personification, prosopopoeia, simile, synecdoche, zeugma

Domain usage membersbell ringer, blind alley, blockbuster, bull's eye, cakewalk, dawn, domino effect, evening, flip side, goldbrick, home run, housecleaning, lens, mark, megahit, period, rainy day, sleeper, smash hit, summer

6. image (person) someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)

SamplesHe could be Gingrich's double.
She's the very image of her mother.

Synonymsdouble, look-alike

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)clone, dead ringer, ringer

7. image (group) (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined

SamplesThe 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.

Synonymsrange, range of a function

Broader (hypernym)set

Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

8. image (attribute) the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public

SamplesAlthough her popular image was contrived it served to inspire music and pageantry.
The company tried to project an altruistic image.

Broader (hypernym)effect, impression

9. image (artifact) a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

SamplesThe coin bears an effigy of Lincoln.
The emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone.

Synonymseffigy, simulacrum

Broader (hypernym)representation

Narrower (hyponym)bird-scarer, god, graven image, Guy, idol, scarecrow, scarer, straw man, strawman, wax figure, waxwork

English verb: image

1. image (perception) render visible, as by means of MRI

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)visualise, visualize

2. image (creation) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

SamplesI can't see him on horseback!.
I can see what will happen.
I can see a risk in this strategy.

Synonymsenvision, fancy, figure, picture, project, see, visualise, visualize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine

Verb grouprealise, realize, see, understand, visualise, visualize

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