An image, also known as a representation, is a simplified replica of a planned or real system. It serves as a conceptual or representational abstraction and provides an easily understood representation of the system’s processes and functionalities.

The degree of abstraction of a replica can vary. It can be a coarse, simplified representation that shows only the essential features and relationships of the system. It can also be a detailed, representational replica that depicts the finer structures and processes of the system.

Illustrations are used in various fields, especially in the planning and simulation of systems. They are used as a basis for developing strategies, optimizing processes, and performing simulations to predict the behavior of the real system.

By using mappings, complex systems can be clearly represented and analyzed. They allow stakeholders to develop a common understanding about the system and make decisions based on sound information.

In the IT world, the term “image” is often used in connection with virtual machines or operating systems. An image of a virtual machine or operating system is a complete copy that can be used as a basis for creating new instances.

In summary, an image, also referred to as an image, is a simplified replica of a planned or real system. It serves as a system abstraction and depicts processes and functionalities of the system. Images are important bases for planning, simulations and decision-making processes in various fields.

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