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image antenna

[′im·ij an¦ten·ə]
(electromagnetism)
A fictitious electrical counterpart of an actual antenna, acting mathematically as if it existed in the ground directly under the real antenna and served as the direct source of the wave that is reflected from the ground by the actual antenna.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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