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optical image

optical image in Medicine

optical image n.
An image formed by the refraction or reflection of light.

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  • A topsy-turvy world; it is even upside down as an optical image.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • It is situated, as will be seen at what would be, if the tinfoil were a mirror, the optical image of the ball in the mirror.

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
  • And the optical image is a mere vibrating blur to a child—and, indeed, to a passionate adult.

  • There is neither error nor truth in the optical image: It just exists physically.

  • Purely physical considerations account for the refraction of the light which produces an optical image of a bent stick.

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