Definition of imager in English:

imager

noun

  • An electronic or other device which records images of something.

    ‘a thermal imager’
    • ‘Essentially, we had pretended to be representatives of a British defense firm peddling handheld thermal imagers to the Indian army.’
    • ‘More important has been the ongoing improvements in computer processing power and in the ability of uncooked thermal imagers to detect targets.’
    • ‘In the 1990s, a few police agencies embraced the capability to see at night and to locate people with thermal imagers by installing systems on helicopters, and later on the top of police cruisers.’
    • ‘The thermal imager has a field of view of 8 x 6° and it operates in the long-wave infrared spectral band.’
    • ‘From the night-vision option in your next automobile to the thermal imager used by your surgeon, your everyday life will be impacted.’
    • ‘Some of these would include television cameras, thermal imagers and FLIR (forward-looking, infrared radars).’
    • ‘The thermal imager is used in parallel for missile guidance.’
    • ‘Digital imagers are being integrated into our lives as never before.’
    • ‘I should point out that in every case, I was shooting just a few degrees north of the sun, so the imager should probably be commended for overexposing the sky to bring out detail in the foreground.’
    • ‘Laser-based active imaging provides high-resolution day and night imaging and can help eliminate the problem of diurnal contrast reversal common to thermal imagers.’
    • ‘The imager works by reflecting laser light from millions of different points on the object being scanned.’
    • ‘The technique we used is analogous to that employed by radiology imagers, such as computed tomography scanners.’
    • ‘It's a thermal imager that can detect termites behind walls and in other hard-to-reach places.’
    • ‘Low-light cameras typically cost less, but they offer fewer capabilities than long-wavelength thermal imagers.’
    • ‘Yet scientists used to regularly cart around sensitive microphones, video cameras, infrared imagers etc. etc. trying to capture these critters.’
    • ‘A current example is a digital camera on a chip that includes the imager, all control electronics, and an analog-to-digital converter - all on the same silicon chip.’
    • ‘The thermal-imaging common modules are made up of detector dewars, cryogenic coolers, light-emitting diode arrays, mechanical scanners, optical imagers and collimators, and electronic circuit cards.’
    • ‘In other cases, thermal imagers are being used by highway inspectors to monitor brake operation in trucks.’
    • ‘An object image is picked up through the taking lens by an imager, and an output signal of the imager is converted into image data.’
    • ‘Also, instead of mechanical scanning, the newest generation of digital imagers now uses electronics to focus on one part of the image, reducing noise and the complexity of the equipment.’

Pronunciation

imager

/ˈɪmɪdʒər//ˈimijər/