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mental image

mental image in Medicine

mental image n.
A mental picture of something not real or present that is produced by the memory or the imagination.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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  • There is a difference between a mental image of the imagination and a concept.

    Your Mind and How to Use It William Walker Atkinson
  • But he found a sharp pleasure in the mental image of the Beggs woman.

    Mountain Blood Joseph Hergesheimer
  • Can you at will cause your mental image of any or most of them to sit, stand, or turn slowly round?

  • Let the mental image of that lowly Redeemer be ever bending over us.

    The Mind of Jesus John R. Macduff
  • It was indelicate to have referred to the mental image even ever so vaguely.

    Emily Fox-Seton Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • I embraced him timidly, for he was very different from my mental image of him.

    The Story of a Child Pierre Loti

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