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Dictionary definition for: Picture

1. (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"

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) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso" "he bought the painting as an investment" "his pictures hang in the Louvre"

4. (v) show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life" "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"

5. (n) a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental picture of his assailant" "he had no clear picture of himself or his world" "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"

6. (n) a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable" "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"

7. (n) illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; "the dictionary had many pictures"

8. (n) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night" "the film was shot on location"

9. (n) the visible part of a television transmission; "they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"

10. (n) a graphic or vivid verbal description; "too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures" "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland" "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"

11. (n) a typical example of some state or quality; "the very picture of a modern general" "she was the picture of despair"

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