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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A set of mental pictures or images.
  • n. The use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas.
  • n. The use of expressive or evocative images in art, literature, or music.
  • n. A group or body of related images, as in a painting or poem.
  • n. Representative images, particularly statues or icons.
  • n. The art of making such images.
  • n. Psychology A technique in behavior therapy in which the patient uses pleasant fantasies to relax and counteract anxiety.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects.
  • n. Imitation work.
  • n. Images in general, or en masse.
  • n. Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
  • n. The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
  • n. Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass.
  • n. Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
  • n. The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
  • n. Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Representation in an image or by images; formation of images by art; also, images collectively.
  • n. A type or general likeness; similitude.
  • n. Descriptive representation; exhibition of ideal images to the mind; figurative illustration.
  • n. Mental representation; formation of images in the mind; fanciful or fantastic imagination.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the ability to form mental images of things or events

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