virtual image



  • noun a complete image stored in memory rather than the part of it that is displayed


  • In an image-forming optical system, an image produced at an apparent source, from which the beam of light diverges. In a real image, the beam of light converges towards a given point, where the image is formed.
  • An image stored in computer memory. Such an image may larger than that which can be displayed on the monitor screen at any given moment.