image Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “image” in the English Dictionary

"image" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈɪm.ɪdʒ/

image noun (MENTAL PICTURE)

C2 [C] a ​picture in ​yourmind 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 ​strenuousattempts to ​improveits image in ​recentyears. He's ​terribly image-​conscious (= ​tries to ​dress and ​behave in a way that other ​people will ​admire). [C] specialized literature a ​mentalpicture 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 ​starvingchildren The image you ​see in the ​mirror.
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(Definition of image from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"image" in American English

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imagenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪm·ɪdʒ/

image noun [C] (IDEA)

an ​idea, esp. a ​mentalpicture, of what something or someone is like: I had an image of Texas in my ​head that was ​totally different from how it really is. Someone’s image is the ​idea that other ​people have of that ​person, esp. an ​ideacreated by ​advertising and by ​newspaper and ​televisionstories: He’s ​trying to ​project a more ​presidential image. An image is also a ​description of something or someone: The ​bookpresented an image of ​life on a ​farm in the 19th ​century.

image noun [C] (PICTURE)

a ​picture, esp. one ​seen in a ​mirror or through a ​camera: moving images on a TV ​screen
(Definition of image from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"image" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈɪmɪdʒ/
[C or U] MARKETING the ​reputation that a ​person, ​organization, ​product, etc. has, ​including the characteristics, appearance, etc. that they are known for: create/project/build an image The ​logochange is ​part of an ongoing ​effort to ​project a new image that will ​attract younger ​customers.change/improve/protect sb's image Developers discussed how the impoverished town could ​improve its image and ​boost its ​redevelopmentpotential. tarnish/hurt/destroy sb's image Staff upheavals and clashes with ​Europeanregulators have tarnished the image of the world's ​top soft-drinks ​business. good/positive/strong image When ​working in ​sales, it is important that you ​present a ​positive image. a bad/​poor/​negative imagesb's public/private/professional image These ​events give ​delegates the chance to ​network and ​improve their ​professional image. People's ​choice of ​product is often more ​influenced by image than by ​quality.
[C] a ​picture or photograph, especially one shown on a ​computer or ​televisionscreen: You can ​rotate the image, resize it, zoom in, zoom out, or ​adjust its color. The new ​scannerdeliversexceptional image ​quality and ​reliability. a computer/​digital/photographic image black and white/greyscale/color image
(Definition of image from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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