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Dictionary definition for: Image

1. (n) an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) 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"

4. (n) (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"

5. (n) a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding" "he provided America with an image of the good father"

6. (n) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

7. (n) someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor) "he could be Gingrich''s double" "she''s the very image of her mother"

8. (n) 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"

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