here are not necessarily final.
I'm trying to come up with a definition for the word " image."
So I googled
one. Here's are the somewhat edited reults of a search on
of image on the Web:
an iconic mental
representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
picture: a visual
representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced
on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie
is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; "a public
image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he
provided America with an image of the good father"
used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could
be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother"
conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can
see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
effigy: a representation
of a person (especially in the form of sculpture);
In common usage,
an image (from Latin imago) or picture is an artefact that reproduces
the likeness of some subject;usually a physical object or a person.
of an object, or something seen.
of the features, tangible and intangible, that characterize a brand.
A graphic representation
or description of an object, typically produced by an optical or electronic
pattern on a surface.
In data recovery
parlance, to image a hard drive is to make an identical copy of the hard
drive, including empty sectors. (Akin to cloning the data.) Also known
as creating a ėmirror imageî or ėmirroringî the drive.
In this document,
an "image" refers to content that encodes static (ie, unmoving)
visual information. See also the definition of animation.
reproduction of a subject formed by a lens.
representation of a scene.
Image refers to 2D spatially-varying visual data
a picture showing
how something looks.
A visual icon
or pattern used by interfaces to display units and terrain.
A symbol in its aspect as a formal
unit of art with a natural content.
||As one can surmise, most of these
definitions of image include the notion of visual representation
in accordance with the purpose behind the representation. If we
apply such a definition to the image of God, we might deduce that
the imago Dei is Gods communication of Himself to the created
world via visual representation (man) for the purpose of eliciting
insight in the viewer into His own Persons.
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