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Imagination

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Noun

1. imagination, imaginativeness, vision

the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses

Example Sentences:
'popular imagination created a world of demons'
'imagination reveals what the world could be'

2. imagery, imagination, imaging, mental imagery

the ability to form mental images of things or events

Example Sentences:
'he could still hear her in his imagination'

3. imagination, resource, resourcefulness

the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems

Example Sentences:
'a man of resource'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Imagination

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noun
1. 
the faculty or action of producing ideas, esp mental images of what is not present or has not been experienced
2. 
mental creative ability
3. 
the ability to deal resourcefully with unexpected or unusual problems, circumstances, etc
4. 
(in romantic literary criticism, esp that of S. T. Coleridge) a creative act of perception that joins passive and active elements in thinking and imposes unity on the poetic material
Compare fancy (sense 9)

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Imagination

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noun
1. 
a. 
the act or power of forming mental images of what is not actually present
b. 
the act or power of creating mental images of what has never been actually experienced, or of creating new images or ideas by combining previous experiences; creative power
2. 
anything imagined; mental image; creation of the mind; fancy
3. 
a foolish notion; empty fancy
4. 
the ability to understand and appreciate imaginative creations of others, esp. works of art and literature
5. 
resourcefulness in dealing with new or unusual experiences
6.  Obsolete
an evil plan or scheme

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Imagination

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n.
1.
a. The ability to form mental images of things that are not present to the senses or not considered to be real: The author uses her imagination to create a universe parallel to our own.
b. The formation of such images: a child's imagination of monsters.
c. One of these mental images: "some secret sense ... which ... took to itself and treasured up ... her thoughts, her imaginations, her desires" (Virginia Woolf).
d. The mind viewed as the locus or repository of this ability or these images: "This story had been rattling around in my imagination for years" (Orson Scott Card).
2. The ability to confront and deal with reality by using the creative power of the mind; resourcefulness: handled the problems with great imagination.
3. Attention, interest, or enthusiasm: an explorer's ordeal that caught the imagination of the public.

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