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Definition: Electrical image
([i^]m"[asl]j; 48), n. [F., fr. L. imago,
imaginis, from the root of imitari to imitate. See Imitate
and cf. Imagine
1. An imitation, representation, or similitude of any person,
thing, or act, sculptured, drawn, painted, or otherwise
made perceptible to the sight; a visible presentation; a
copy; a likeness; an effigy; a picture; a semblance.
Even like a stony image, cold and numb. --Shak.
Whose is this image and superscription? --Matt.
This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna.
And God created man in his own image. --Gen. i. 27.
2. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid;
an idol. --Chaucer.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, . .
. thou shalt not bow down thyself to them. --Ex. xx.
3. Show; appearance; cast.
The face of things a frightful image bears.
4. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn
by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
Can we conceive
Image of aught delightful, soft, or great? --Prior.
5. (Rhet.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken
from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject;
usually, an extended metaphor. --Brande & C.
6. (Opt.) The figure or picture of any object formed at the
focus of a lens or mirror, by rays of light from the
several points of the object symmetrically refracted or
reflected to corresponding points in such focus; this may
be received on a screen, a photographic plate, or the
retina of the eye, and viewed directly by the eye, or with
an eyeglass, as in the telescope and microscope; the
likeness of an object formed by reflection; as, to see
one's image in a mirror.
. See under Electrical
, one who destroys images; an iconoclast.
, Image maker
, a sculptor.
, the worship of images as symbols; iconolatry
distinguished from idolatry; the worship of images
(Physics), the image of the retinal blood
vessels projected in, not merely on, that membrane.
(Optics), a point or system of points, on one
side of a mirror or lens, which, if it existed, would emit
the system of rays which actually exists on the other side
of the mirror or lens. --Clerk Maxwell.
([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[i^]*kal), a. [L. electrum amber,
a mixed metal, Gr. 'h`lektron; akin to 'hle`ktwr the beaming
sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. ['e]lectrique. The
name came from the production of electricity by the friction
1. Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing,
derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric
power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an
electric spark; an electric charge; an electric current;
an electrical engineer.
2. Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as,
an electric or electrical machine or substance; an
3. Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic. “Electric Pindar.”
4. powered by electricity; as, electrical appliances; an
electric toothbrush; an electric automobile.
, or Electric aura
. See under Aura
. See Battery
. See under Brush
. See Telegraph cable
, under Telegraph
. See under Candle
(Zo["o]l.), one of three or more large species
of African catfish of the genus Malapterurus
(esp. M. electricus
of the Nile). They have a large electrical
organ and are able to give powerful shocks; -- called also
. See under Clock
, and see
, a current or stream of electricity
traversing a closed circuit formed of conducting
substances, or passing by means of conductors from one
body to another which is in a different electrical state.
, or Electrical eel
(Zo["o]l.), a South
American eel-like fresh-water fish of the genus Gymnotus
), from two to five feet in length,
capable of giving a violent electric shock. See
(Zo["o]l.), any fish which has an
electrical organ by means of which it can give an
electrical shock. The best known kinds are the torpedo
, or electrical eel
, and the electric cat
. See Torpedo
, and Gymnotus
, the supposed matter of electricity;
(Elec.), a collection of electrical points
regarded as forming, by an analogy with optical phenomena,
an image of certain other electrical points, and used in
the solution of electrical problems. --Sir W. Thomson.
, or Electrical machine
, an apparatus for
generating, collecting, or exciting, electricity, as by
. See Electro-motor
. (Physics) See under Osmose
, a hand pen for making perforated stencils for
multiplying writings. It has a puncturing needle driven at
great speed by a very small magneto-electric engine on the
, a railway in which the machinery for
moving the cars is driven by an electric current.
(Zo["o]l.), the torpedo.
. See Telegraph