# Real Image

This is a simple wording confusion. On one question that I did, the property for a positive focal length image was Real, Diminished and Inverted. On another question of the same type, the property for a positive focal length image was Real, Inverted and Smaller.

So, my confusion is the Diminished and Smaller property. Are they both the same thing?

Hootenanny
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So, my confusion is the Diminished and Smaller property. Are they both the same thing?
Yes.

Which one is more suitable in physics terms? Should I write Smaller or Diminished?

Hootenanny
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