a.1.Capable of being pictured, or represented by a picture.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Imageability values are classically assessed by asking normal participants to rate different words on a 7-point scale, in which values closer to 1 are given to the less picturable words and closer to 7 if the words evoke a mental image more easily.
Prior to running the confrontation naming study, since no frequency measure of Kashmiri words exists, we spent time with two families in the area where testing would take place (approximately 10 members ranging in ages 16-90) and enquired about picturable items that we deemed to be of low, middle, and high frequency.
Objective AoA values obtained from Spanish children aged 2-15 years (Alvarez & Cuetos, 2007) were available for 262 of the words (picturable nouns).
Leibniz proposed metaphysical foundations for natural philosophy which did not rely on the geometrical or 'picturable' conception of body.
In more picturable terms, the dispute boils down to something like this: Suppose a quantum leather factory in Las Vegas sends out two boxes--one to Sue in Ohio and one to Jim in Texas.
In The Allegory of Love, Lewis makes a distinction between allegory, which is defined as the attempt "to represent what is immaterial in picturable terms" by taking a human passion and giving it shape in the figure of a person who embodies that characteristic, and symbolism, which is a broader and deeper form of representing the immaterial world.
Now although "correspondence theories" of truth are not completely passe and are still being developed in increasingly subtle form, there is no longer an implicit assumption that all objects or events described in language are in some sense picturable. This leads to an important distinction.
A delicate crossfire of anxieties and phobias, and an outrage waiting to blow, yet all of it still speakable, picturable, therefore provisionally manageable via symbolic codes, ritualized practices, popular performances, and elite cultural texts.
60), was used to link the procedures and outcomes of optical experiences: "Just as constructions in geometry were generated from postulates that expressed conceded possibilities, so the use of a geometrical paradigm served to re-create unfamiliar experience by generating it from familiar experience--that is, easily picturable operations" (p.