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Imagery vs. Language — What's the Difference?

Imagery vs. Language — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Imagery and Language

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Imagery

Part of the figurative language in a literary work, whereby the author uses vivid images to describe a phenomenon
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Language

A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, based on speech and gesture (spoken language), sign, or often writing. The structure of language is its grammar and the free components are its vocabulary.
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Imagery

Visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work
Tennyson uses imagery to create a lyrical emotion
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Language

Communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols.
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Imagery

Visual images collectively
The impact of computer-generated imagery on contemporary art
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Language

Such a system including its rules for combining its components, such as words.
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Imagery

A set of mental pictures or images.
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Language

Such a system as used by a nation, people, or other distinct community; often contrasted with dialect.
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Imagery

The use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas.
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Language

A system of signs, symbols, gestures, or rules used in communicating
The language of algebra.
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Imagery

The use of expressive or evocative images in art, literature, or music.
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Language

(Computers) A system of symbols and rules used for communication with or between computers.
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Imagery

A group or body of related images, as in a painting or poem.
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Language

Body language; kinesics.
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Imagery

Representative images, particularly statues or icons.
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Language

The special vocabulary and usages of a scientific, professional, or other group
"his total mastery of screen language—camera placement, editing—and his handling of actors" (Jack Kroll).
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Imagery

The art of making such images.
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Language

A characteristic style of speech or writing
Shakespearean language.
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Imagery

(Psychology) A technique in behavior therapy in which the patient uses pleasant fantasies to relax and counteract anxiety.
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Language

A particular manner of expression
Profane language.
Persuasive language.
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Imagery

The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects.
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Language

The manner or means of communication between living creatures other than humans
The language of dolphins.
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Imagery

Imitation work.
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Language

Verbal communication as a subject of study.
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Imagery

Images in general, or en masse.
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Language

The wording of a legal document or statute as distinct from the spirit.
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Imagery

(figuratively) Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
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Language

(countable) A body of words, and set of methods of combining them (called a grammar), understood by a community and used as a form of communication.
The English language and the German language are related.
Deaf and mute people communicate using languages like ASL.
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Imagery

The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
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Language

(uncountable) The ability to communicate using words.
The gift of language
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Imagery

Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.
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Language

(uncountable) A sublanguage: the slang of a particular community or jargon of a particular specialist field.
Legal language;
The language of chemistry
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Imagery

The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass.
In those oratories might you seeRich carvings, portraitures, and imagery.
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Language

The expression of thought (the communication of meaning) in a specified way; that which communicates something, as language does.
Body language;
The language of the eyes
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Imagery

Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
What can thy imagery of sorrow mean?
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Language

A body of sounds, signs and/or signals by which animals communicate, and by which plants are sometimes also thought to communicate.
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Imagery

The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
The imagery of a melancholic fancy.
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Language

A computer language; a machine language.
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Imagery

Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.
I wish there may be in this poem any instance of good imagery.
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Language

(uncountable) Manner of expression.
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Imagery

The ability to form mental images of things or events;
He could still hear her in his imagination
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Language

(uncountable) The particular words used in a speech or a passage of text.
The language used in the law does not permit any other interpretation.
The language he used to talk to me was obscene.
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Language

(uncountable) Profanity.
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Language

A languet, a flat plate in or below the flue pipe of an organ.
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Language

To communicate by language; to express in language.
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Language

An admonishment said in response to vulgar language.
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Language

Any means of conveying or communicating ideas;
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Language

The expression of ideas by writing, or any other instrumentality.
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Language

The forms of speech, or the methods of expressing ideas, peculiar to a particular nation.
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Language

The characteristic mode of arranging words, peculiar to an individual speaker or writer; manner of expression; style.
Others for language all their care express.
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Language

The inarticulate sounds by which animals inferior to man express their feelings or their wants.
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Language

The suggestion, by objects, actions, or conditions, of ideas associated therewith; as, the language of flowers.
There was . . . language in their very gesture.
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Language

The vocabulary and phraseology belonging to an art or department of knowledge; as, medical language; the language of chemistry or theology.
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Language

A race, as distinguished by its speech.
All the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshiped the golden image.
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Language

Any system of symbols created for the purpose of communicating ideas, emotions, commands, etc., between sentient agents.
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Language

Any set of symbols and the rules for combining them which are used to specify to a computer the actions that it is to take; also referred to as a computer lanugage or programming language; as, JAVA is a new and flexible high-level language which has achieved popularity very rapidly.
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Language

To communicate by language; to express in language.
Others were languaged in such doubtful expressions that they have a double sense.
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Language

A systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols;
He taught foreign languages
The language introduced is standard throughout the text
The speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
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Language

(language) communication by word of mouth;
His speech was garbled
He uttered harsh language
He recorded the spoken language of the streets
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Language

A system of words used in a particular discipline;
Legal terminology
The language of sociology
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Language

The cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication;
He didn't have the language to express his feelings
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Language

The mental faculty or power of vocal communication;
Language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals
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Language

The text of a popular song or musical-comedy number;
His compositions always started with the lyrics
He wrote both words and music
The song uses colloquial language
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