- An optical or other representation of a real object; a graphic; a picture.
- A mental picture of something not real or not present.
- (computing) A copy of all or part of a disk drive retained for backup or replication purposes.
- A characteristic of a person, group or company etc., style, manner of dress, how one is, or wishes to be, perceived by others.
- (mathematics) Something mapped to by a function.
verb (imag, ing)
- 5 is the of 3 under f.
- (mathematics) The subset of a codomain comprising those elements that are images of something.
- The of this step function is the set of integers.
- (context, computing) To convert an idea to an image.
- (context, computing) To create a complete backup copy of a filesystem.
- The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass.
- (Figurative) Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
- The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
- Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.
- Something invented.
- My new invention will let you alphabetize your matchbook collection in half the usual time.
- I'm afraid there was no burglar. It was all the housekeeper's invention.
- The capacity to invent.
- It took quite a bit of invention to come up with a plan, but we did it.
- (music) A small, self-contained composition, particularly those in J.S. Bach"s Two- and Three-part Inventions.
- I particularly like the inventions in C-minor.
- (music) The move of one pitch in an interval or chord up or down an octave
- (music) The reversal of an interval
- (music) The reversal of the pitch contour
- (music) The reversal of a pitch class succesion such as a melody or counterpoint, contrapuntal line
- (music) Subtraction of pitch classes in a set from twelve which maps intervals onto their complements with respect to 0 and preserves interval classes, symbolized IX where X is the transposition which is inverted (DeLone? et. al. (Eds.), 1975, chap. 6).
- (genetics) a segment of DNA in the context of a chromosome that is reversed in orientation relative to a reference karyotype or genome
- (Weather). An increase of air temperature with increase in altitude (the ground being colder than the surrounding air). When an inversion exists, there are no convection currents and wind speeds are below 5 knots. The atmosphere is stable and normally is considered the most favorable state for ground release of chemical agents.
- (grammar) deviation, Deviation from standard word order by putting the predicate before the subject. It takes place in questions with auxiliary verbs and in normal, affirmative clauses beginning with a negative particle, for the purpose of emphasis.
- (with an auxiliary verb) Inversion takes place in the sentence 'Is she here?' — 'is', the predicate, is before 'she', the subject.
- (for the purpose of emphasis) Inversion takes place in the sentence 'Never have I done that.' — 'have', the predicate, is before 'I', the subject, due to 'never' being the first word of the sentence.
- A statement that, when taken in context, may actually mean the opposite of what is written literally; the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention.
- (colloquial) The quality or state of an event being both coincidental and contradictory in a humorous or poignant and extremely improbable way.
- (rfv-sense) (colloquial) An unfortunate and coincidental turn of events that could have been avoided had all parties involved known more.