virtual image
noun Date: 1859 an image (as seen in a plane mirror) formed of points from which divergent rays (as of light) seem to emanate without actually doing so

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  • Virtual image — Virtual Vir tu*al (?; 135), a. [Cf. F. virtuel. See {Virtue}.] 1. Having the power of acting or of invisible efficacy without the agency of the material or sensible part; potential; energizing. [1913 Webster] Heat and cold have a virtual… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virtual image — Image Im age ([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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • virtual image — n an image (as seen in a plane mirror) formed of virtual foci * * * a picture from projected light rays that are intercepted before focusing, as by a plane mirror; it cannot be received on a screen, and it has the same orientation as the object.… …   Medical dictionary

  • virtual image — n. an optical image from which light rays appear to diverge, although they actually do not pass through the image * * * …   Universalium

  • virtual image — n. an optical image from which light rays appear to diverge, although they actually do not pass through the image …   English World dictionary

  • Virtual image — In optics, a virtual image is an image in which the outgoing rays from a point on the object never actually intersect at a point. A simple example is a flat mirror where the image of oneself is perceived at twice the distance from yourself to the …   Wikipedia

  • virtual image — menamasis vaizdas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. apparent image; virtual image vok. scheinbares Bild, n; virtuelles Bild, n rus. мнимое изображение, n pranc. image virtuelle, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • virtual image — noun a reflected optical image (as seen in a plane mirror) • Hypernyms: ↑reflection, ↑reflexion …   Useful english dictionary

  • Virtual image — Действительное изображение …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Virtual — Vir tu*al (?; 135), a. [Cf. F. virtuel. See {Virtue}.] 1. Having the power of acting or of invisible efficacy without the agency of the material or sensible part; potential; energizing. [1913 Webster] Heat and cold have a virtual transition,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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