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image

 [im´ahj]
a picture or concept with more or less likeness to an objective reality.
body image see body image.
digital image a depiction recorded electronically to allow viewing or transmission on a computer.
image distributor beam splitter.
disturbed body image a nursing diagnosis defined as confusion in the mental picture of one's personal self. See also body image.
fluoroscopic image a visual depiction on a fluoroscopy screen.
image intensifier a fluoroscope that is electronically enhanced to produce a brighter image; see also automatic brightness control, brightness gain, and vignetting.
latent image the invisible change in radiographic film that is caused by x-radiation or light and is made visible by development of the film.
magnification image direct radiographic enlargement requiring a fractional focus tube of 0.3 mm or less.
manifest image the change on an x-ray film that becomes visible when the latent image undergoes appropriate chemical processing.
mirror image
1. the image of light made visible by the reflecting surface of the cornea and lens when illuminated through the slit lamp.
2. an image with right and left relations reversed, as in the reflection of an object in a mirror.
motor image the organized cerebral model of the possible movements of the body.
phantom image an artifact seen in conventional linear tomography.

mir·ror im·age

a representation of an object or part thereof as its reflected image in a mirror.

mirror image

An image of an object in which right and left are reversed. The term is also used to indicate the similarity of chemical substances or persons with quite similar personalities and looks (e.g., identical twins).
See also: image
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Mirror image technique is used in order to find first and higher order reflection paths.
The court decided UFFC made a compelling case; the benefits of requiring the defendants to comply outweighed the burden of creating the mirror image, especially since the plaintiff was willing to bear the costs of imaging.
"Once, I saw a girl on TV reading a script in its mirror image which appeared in reverse easily.
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The students noticed that in one of the two books they studied, a Rembrandt painting was flipped, showing the mirror image. When the teacher asked which image they preferred, Lilia was one of the only two students who liked the mirror image.
Unlike the two novels previously discussed, however, the metaphors and metonymies in Rodoreda's novel are more tentative, often approaching cliches, and the mirror images more refracted, to give voice to the protagonist's search for significance in her life and in herself.
Fischer showed that there were two series of sugars, mirror images of each other, which he called the D-series and the L-series.
Anslyn of the University of Texas at Austin and his colleagues have reported an artificial system that mimics the way that mammalian taste buds differentiate between amino acids that are mirror images of each other, or chiral.
The cable was on loan to the exhibition from the nearby MIT List Visual Arts Center and embodies qualities that are themselves the mirror images of those preserved by the beaux arts museum.
When a stalactite and its underlying stalagmite have nearly grown together, the deposits' shapes are almost perfect mirror images. Further growth melds the formations into a column with a narrow waist, which continues to thicken as the minerals precipitate from the water flowing over the surface.
Companies and individuals that had mirror images of disk drives found that they were able to get back up far more quickly than their counterparts who had only data backups.
They are nearly mirror images of each other, and Starling has turned them upside down.