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imagenoun

uk   us   /ˈɪm.ɪdʒ/

image noun (MENTAL PICTURE)

C2 [C] a picture in your mind or an idea of how someone or something is: I have an image in my mind of how I want the garden to be. He doesn't fit (= he is different to) my image of how an actor should look.B2 [C or U] the way that something or someone is thought of by other people: The aim is to improve the public image of the police. The company has made strenuous attempts to improve its image in recent years. He's terribly image-conscious (= tries to dress and behave in a way that other people will admire). [C] specialized literature a mental picture or idea that forms in a reader's or listener's mind from the words that they read or hear: The poem is full of images of birth and new life.
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image noun (PICTURE)

B2 [C] any picture, especially one formed by a mirror or a lens: television images of starving children The image you see in the mirror.
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