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shad·ow

(shad'ō),
1. A surface area defined by the interception of light or x-rays by a body.
See also: density (3).
2. In jungian psychology, the coalescence of the disowned, unacceptable aspects of the personality that exist within the personal unconscious. Compare: persona.
3. Synonym(s): achromocyte

shadow

[shad′ō]
Etymology: AS, sceadu
in psychology, an archetype that represents the unacceptable aspects and components of behavior.
Graduate education A medical student or intern who closely follows a clinician, resident, mentor, etc., while doing rounds
Imaging A subtle change on a film suggesting a possible lesion

shadow

Graduate education A medical student or intern who closely follows a clinician, resident, mentor, etc while doing rounds Imaging A subtle change on a film suggesting a possible lesion. See Gloved finger shadow, Ring shadow, Rocker bottom shadow.

shad·ow

(shad'ō)
1. A surface area defined by the interception of light or x-rays by a body.
See also: density (3)
2. psychology In jungian terms, the archetype consisting of collective animal instincts.
3. Synonym(s): achromocyte.

shadow 

A darkened area from which rays from a source of light are excluded. The shadow pattern cast by light (e.g. sunlight, ceiling fixtures) is such a common sight that if light shines from the opposite direction (e.g. from the ground upward) the normal shadow pattern will be reversed and so will perception; depressions will appear as mounds or vice versa. Shadows offer a cue to depth perception, as when trying to judge the shape of objects. See penumbra; depth perception.

shad·ow

(shad'ō)
Surface area defined by interception of light or x-rays by a body.
References in classic literature ?
Years and days passed away, then the shadow came again.
And so they travelled; the shadow was master, and the master was the shadow; they drove with each other, they rode and walked together, side by side, before and behind, just as the sun was; the shadow always took care to keep itself in the master's place.
You are right," said the shadow, who was now the proper master.
She directly observed that the stranger who had just come was quite a different sort of person to all the others; "He has come here in order to get his beard to grow, they say, but I see the real cause, he cannot cast a shadow.
We give our servants finer cloth for their livery than we ourselves use, and so I had my shadow trimmed up into a man: yes, you see I have even given him a shadow.
In the evening, the princess and the shadow danced together in the large ball-room.
So she began, by degrees, to question him about the most difficult things she could think of, and which she herself could not have answered; so that the shadow made a strange face.
I could not locate Paul, and so approached the shadow that represented Lloyd.
All I could see was the blotch of shadow and the rainbow flashes, the dust rising from the invisible feet, the earth tearing up from beneath the straining foot-grips, and the wire screen bulge once or twice as their bodies hurled against it.
And if there were a contest, and he had to compete in measuring the shadows with the prisoners who had never moved out of the den, while his sight was still weak, and before his eyes had become steady (and the time which would be needed to acquire this new habit of sight might be very considerable) would he not be ridiculous?
And is there anything surprising in one who passes from divine contemplations to the evil state of man, misbehaving himself in a ridiculous manner; if, while his eyes are blinking and before he has become accustomed to the surrounding darkness, he is compelled to fight in courts of law, or in other places, about the images or the shadows of images of justice, and is endeavouring to meet the conceptions of those who have never yet seen absolute justice?
And thus our State which is also yours will be a reality, and not a dream only, and will be administered in a spirit unlike that of other States, in which men fight with one another about shadows only and are distracted in the struggle for power, which in their eyes is a great good.