• An optical or other representation of a real object; a graphic; a picture.

    "The Bible forbids the worship of graven images."

  • A characteristic of a person, group or company etc., style, manner of dress, how one is, or wishes to be, perceived by others.
  • (obsolete) Show; appearance; cast.
  • (computing) A file that contains all information needed to produce a live working copy. (See disk image, executable image and image copy.)

    "Most game console emulators do not come with any ROM images for copyright reasons."

  • (mathematics) The subset of a codomain comprising those elements that are images of something.

    "The image of this step function is the set of integers."

  • A mental picture of something not real or not present.
  • (mathematics) Something mapped to by a function.

    "The number 6 is the image of 3 under f that is defined as f(x) = 2*x."


  • (transitive, computing) To create a complete backup copy of a file system or other entity.
  • (transitive) To create an image of.
  • (transitive) To reflect, mirror.
  • (transitive) To represent symbolically.

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