AskDefine | Define imaging

Dictionary Definition



1 the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination" [syn: imagination, imagery, mental imagery]
2 (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body [syn: tomography]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of image

Extensive Definition

Imaging is the formation of an image.
Imaging may also refer to:
  • Digital imaging, creating digital images, generally by scanning, or through digital photography
  • Medical imaging, creating images of the human body or parts of it, to diagnose or examine disease
  • Radar imaging, or imaging radar, for obtaining an image of an object, not just its location and speed
  • Chemical imaging, the simultaneous measurement of spectra and pictures
  • Personal imaging, realtime sharing of personal experience through images
  • Stereo imaging, an aspect of sound recording and reproduction concerning spatial locations of the performers
  • Document imaging, replicating documents commonly used in business
  • Creating a disk image, a file which contains the exact content of a storage medium
  • Imaging for Windows, a software product for scanning paper documents

See also

imaging in French: Imagerie
imaging in Hebrew: הדמיה
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