Imagery definition

ĭmĭj-rē
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A set of mental pictures or images.
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Descriptions and figures of speech.
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(psychology) A technique in behavior therapy in which the patient uses pleasant fantasies to relax and counteract anxiety.
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The definition of imagery is pictures created by the mind or from memory.

An example of imagery is a person remembering what their first pet looked like.

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(psychology) A technique in behavior therapy in which the patient uses pleasant fantasies to relax and counteract anxiety.
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The use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas.
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The use of expressive or evocative images in art, literature, or music.
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A group or body of related images, as in a painting or poem.
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Representative images, particularly statues or icons.
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The art of making such images.
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The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects.
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Imitation work.
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Images in general, or en masse.
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(figuratively) Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
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The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
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Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.
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(now rare) Images generally; esp., statues.
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Mental images, as produced by memory or imagination.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
imagery
Plural:
imageries

Origin of imagery

  • From Old French imagerie

    From Wiktionary