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im·age·ry

 (ĭm′ĭj-rē)
n. pl. im·age·ries
1. A set of mental pictures or images.
2.
a. The use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas.
b. The use of expressive or evocative images in art, literature, or music.
c. A group or body of related images, as in a painting or poem.
3.
a. Representative images, particularly statues or icons.
b. The art of making such images.
4. Psychology A technique in behavior therapy in which the patient uses pleasant fantasies to relax and counteract anxiety.
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imagery

(ˈɪmɪdʒrɪ; -dʒərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) figurative or descriptive language in a literary work
2. images collectively
3. (Psychology) psychol
a. the materials or general processes of the imagination
b. the characteristic kind of mental images formed by a particular individual. See also image7, imagination1
4. (Military) military the presentation of objects reproduced photographically (by infrared or electronic means) as prints or electronic displays
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im•age•ry

(ˈɪm ɪdʒ ri, -ɪ dʒə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. mental images collectively.
2. pictorial images.
3. figurative description or illustration; rhetorical images collectively.
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imagery

Collectively, the representations of objects reproduced electronically or by optical means on film, electronic display devices, or other media.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imagery - the ability to form mental images of things or eventsimagery - the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination"
representational process - any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
mind's eye - the imaging of remembered or invented scenes; "I could see her clearly in my mind's eye"
vision - a vivid mental image; "he had a vision of his own death"
envisioning, picturing - visual imagery
dream, dreaming - a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; "I had a dream about you last night"
chimaera, chimera - a grotesque product of the imagination
evocation - imaginative re-creation
make-believe, pretense, pretence - imaginative intellectual play
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Translations

imagery

[ˈɪmɪdʒərɪ] Nimágenes fpl, imaginería f
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imagery

[ˈɪmɪdʒəri] nimagerie f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

imagery

nMetaphorik f; visual imageryBildersymbolik f
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imagery

[ˈɪmɪdʒrɪ] n (Art, Literature) → immagini fpl (Psych) → immaginario
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

imagery

n imágenes fpl, visualización f; guided — visualización guiada
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References in periodicals archive ?
In contrast, in the Italian version of the Betts' QMI (Sacco and Reda, 1998), men had higher vividness than women in auditory imagery (p < .01) and cutaneous imagery (p < .001), women had higher vividness than men in kinaesthetic imagery (p < .05) and visual imagery (p < .01), but no significant differences in sex were observed in gustatory, olfactory and organic imagery.
The one who has strong auditory imagery delights in having auditory images awakened.
More recently, studies have shown that listening to speech activates the recipient's tongue muscles (Watkins, Strafella, and Paus); that verbal auditory imagery activates the auditory cortex (for a review, see Hubbard); and, crucially, that silent narrative reading activates the temporal voice areas associated with speech perception (Yao, Belin, and Scheepers).
When that tune runs through your head: A PET investigation of auditory imagery for familiar melodies.
Auditory imagery modulates frequency-specific areas in the human auditory cortex.
The precuneus is a highly integrated structure, supposed to be involved in self-consciousness, shifting of attention [60], auditory imagery [61], auditory memory retrieval [62], and memory-related aspects of the tinnitus percept [39, 63].