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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.

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

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.

imagery

Collectively, the representations of objects reproduced electronically or by optical means on film, electronic display devices, or other media.
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
Translations

imagery

[ˈɪmɪdʒərɪ] Nimágenes fpl, imaginería f

imagery

[ˈɪmɪdʒəri] nimagerie f

imagery

nMetaphorik f; visual imageryBildersymbolik f

imagery

[ˈɪmɪdʒrɪ] n (Art, Literature) → immagini fpl (Psych) → immaginario

imagery

n imágenes fpl, visualización f; guided — visualización guiada
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