One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action or process of forming a new or different mental or pictorial image. In later use chiefly: the reforming or altering of the image of a person, company, etc.
2Optics. attributive Designating a lens or other optical system which inverts, magnifies, or otherwise manipulates the initial image formed by a telescope, lens, etc.
3Computing. The practice of re-imaging a hard drive; an instance of this.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Philosophical, Psychological and Scientific Methods. From re- + imaging.
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