concept, conception, construct (noun)
an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
creation, conception (noun)
the event that occurred at the beginning of something
"from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"
invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design (noun)
the creation of something in the mind
description, verbal description (noun)
a statement that represents something in words
the act of describing something
sort or variety
"every description of book was there"
artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
exemplification, illustration (noun)
showing by example
example, illustration, instance, representative (noun)
an item of information that is typical of a class or group
"this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
picture, image, icon, ikon (noun)
a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
"they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
painting, picture (noun)
graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
"a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
mental picture, picture, impression (noun)
a clear and telling mental image
"he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"
picture, scene (noun)
a situation treated as an observable object
"the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
picture, pictorial matter (noun)
illustrations used to decorate or explain a text
"the dictionary had many pictures"
movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick (noun)
a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
"they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
video, picture (noun)
the visible part of a television transmission
"they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation (noun)
a graphic or vivid verbal description
"too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"; "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"; "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
a typical example of some state or quality
"the very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic (verb)
a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image (verb)
imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
"I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
picture, depict, render, show (verb)
show in, or as in, a picture
"This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
representation, mental representation, internal representation (noun)
a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
representation, delegacy, agency (noun)
the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency
"a Congressional vacancy occurred in the representation from California"
a factual statement made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract
"the sales contract contains several representations by the vendor"
theatrical performance, theatrical, representation, histrionics (noun)
a performance of a play
a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting
"certain representations were made concerning police brutality"
the right of being represented by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body
an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent
portrayal, portraiture, portrait (noun)
a word picture of a person's appearance and character
portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation (noun)
acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
depicting, depiction, portraying, portrayal (noun)
a representation by picture or portraiture
portrait, portrayal (noun)
any likeness of a person, in any medium
"the photographer made excellent portraits"
depiction, delineation, portrayal (noun)
representation by drawing or painting etc