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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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  • The mental image of him which had been dominant in her mind altered a little.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • But he found a sharp pleasure in the mental image of the Beggs woman.

    Mountain Blood Joseph Hergesheimer
  • That mental image was so vivid that to her fevered imagination it seemed to be real.

    Miss Mapp Edward Frederic Benson
  • Let the mental image of that lowly Redeemer be ever bending over us.

    The Mind of Jesus John R. Macduff
  • Others say that Adam and Eve were made in the mental image of God.

    Mistakes of Moses Robert G. Ingersoll
  • As we have said, a concept cannot be imaged—cannot be used as the subject of a mental image.

    The Art of Logical Thinking William Walker Atkinson

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