inverted image


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inverted image

[in′vərd·əd ′im·ij]
(optics)
An image in which up and down, as well as left and right, are interchanged; that is, an image that results from rotating the object 180° about a line from the object to the observer; such images are formed by most astronomical telescopes. Also known as reversed image.
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The inverted image presented in the probe task was the same stimulus in orientation that was presented in the prime task.
We wanted to present an inverted image to reveal the injustice and suffering of a woman whose husband marries multiple wives without a need for it," "Tash" actor Abdullah Al-Sadhan told the local daily Okaz.
I stick the bottom half on one side of the file-folder tab and then fold it over and have the inverted image on the back.
The latter is familiar, of course, in the positive context of Christ's sacrifice for mankind, but is studied here per viam negativam, along a path that leads from the parodic dead trees of the suicides' wood (by way of the evocation of Lucifer's own position as a "grottesca scimmiottatura" [52] of Christ's crucifixion) to the inverted image of the Tree of Life become crux diaboli and therefore irredeemably sterile.
Reed prosecutes this latter aspect of Santa's inverted image by returning again to an early picture: "There was an illustration of Nicholas, the jolly old man, with a laurel wreath on his head and a silver cup full of wine, naked from the waist up, surrounded by half-clad women, presiding over a decadent and voluptuous supper" (120).