- Present participle of image.
(usually uncountable, plural imagings)
- The technique or practice of creating images of otherwise invisible aspects of an object, especially of body parts.
- The use of mental images to alter a person's perceptions or behaviors.
imaging - Computer Definition
(1) Creating a film or electronic image of any picture or paper form. It is accomplished by scanning or photographing an object and turning it into a matrix of dots (bitmap), the meaning of which is unknown to the computer, only to the human viewer. Scanned images of text may be encoded into computer data (ASCII or EBCDIC) with page recognition software (OCR). See micrographics, image processing and document imaging.
(2) The illusion of a live performance in audio playback. Microphone placement during recording, post-recording mixing in the studio and the performance of the speakers when listening all contribute to the quality of the imaging. Geared to the type of venue such as a concert hall or nightclub, surround sound processing in the audio equipment creates or enhances effects that attempt to make imaging more realistic. Speaker Imaging From the playback side, imaging quality is derived mostly from the speakers. The stiffness and mass of the speaker cone, along with the materials used to suspend the cone in its frame, are the primary criteria that affect the speaker's capability of reproducing sound accurately, and thus the imaging. See surround sound and audiophile.
Variant of image
- an imitation or representation of a person or thing, drawn, painted, photographed, etc.; esp., a statue
- a sculptured figure used as an idol
- the visual impression of something produced by reflection from a mirror, refraction through a lens, etc.
- a person or thing very much like another; copy; counterpart; likeness
- a mental picture of something; conception; idea; impression
- ☆ the concept of a person, product, institution, etc. held by the general public, often one deliberately created or modified by publicity, advertising, propaganda, etc.
- a type; typical example; symbol; embodiment: the very image of laziness
- a vivid representation; graphic description: a drama that is the image of life
- a figure of speech; esp., a metaphor or simile
- Psychoanalysis a picture or likeness of a person, as of a parent, usually idealized, constructed in the unconscious and remaining there; imago
Origin of imageOld French ; from imagene ; from Classical Latin imaginem, accusative of imago, imitation, copy, image, akin to aemulus: see emulate