Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Pictorial'
- pertaining to or consisting of pictures; "pictorial perspective"; "pictorial records" [syn: pictural]
- evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description" [syn: graphic, lifelike, vivid] n : a periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures
- Pictorial \Pic*to"ri*al\, a. [L. pictorius, fr. pictor a
painter, fr. pingere to paint. See Paint.]
Of or pertaining to pictures; illustrated by pictures;
forming pictures; representing with the clearness of a
picture; as, a pictorial dictionary; a pictorial imagination.
``Pictorial rhetoric.'' --Ruskin. -- Pic*to"ri*al*ly, adv.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Pictorial'
An image (from Latin imago) is an artifact, for example a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person.
Images may be two -dimensional, such as a photograph, screen display, and as well as a three-dimensional, such as a statue or hologram. They may be captured by optical devices—such as cameras, mirrors, lenses, telescopes, microscopes, etc. and natural objects and phenomena, such as the human eye or water surfaces.
The word image is also used in the broader sense of any two-dimensional figure such as a map, a graph, a pie chart, or an abstract painting. In this wider sense, images can also be rendered manually, such as by drawing, painting, carving, rendered automatically by printing or computer graphics technology, or developed by a combination of methods, especially in a pseudo-photograph.[See more about Pictorial at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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