imagination, imaginativeness, vision(noun)
the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
"popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery(noun)
the ability to form mental images of things or events
"he could still hear her in his imagination"
resource, resourcefulness, imagination(noun)
the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems
"a man of resource"
The image-making power of the mind; the act of creating or reproducing ideally an object not previously perceived; the ability to create such images.
Imagination is one of the most advanced human faculties.
Particularly, construction of false images; fantasizing.
You think someone's been following you? That's just your imagination.
His imagination makes him a valuable team member.
A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion; an imagining; something imagined.
the imagine-making power of the mind; the power to create or reproduce ideally an object of sense previously perceived; the power to call up mental imagines
the representative power; the power to reconstruct or recombine the materials furnished by direct apprehension; the complex faculty usually termed the plastic or creative power; the fancy
the power to recombine the materials furnished by experience or memory, for the accomplishment of an elevated purpose; the power of conceiving and expressing the ideal
a mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion
Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the ability to form new images and sensations that are not perceived through sight, hearing, or other senses. Imagination helps make knowledge applicable in solving problems and is fundamental to integrating experience and the learning process A basic training for imagination is listening to storytelling, in which the exactness of the chosen words is the fundamental factor to "evoke worlds". It is a whole cycle of image formation or any sensation which may be described as "hidden" as it takes place without anyone else's knowledge. A person may imagine according to his mood, it may be good or bad depending on the situation. Some people imagine in a state of tension or gloominess in order to calm themselves. It is accepted as the innate ability and process of inventing partial or complete personal realms within the mind from elements derived from sense perceptions of the shared world. The term is technically used in psychology for the process of reviving in the mind, percepts of objects formerly given in sense perception. Since this use of the term conflicts with that of ordinary language, some psychologists have preferred to describe this process as "imaging" or "imagery" or to speak of it as "reproductive" as opposed to "productive" or "constructive" imagination. Imagined images are seen with the "mind's eye".
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name appropriate to the highest faculty of man, and defined by Ruskin as "mental creation," in the exercise of which the human being discharges his highest function as a responsible being, "the defect of which on common minds it is the main use," says Ruskin, "of works of fiction, and of the drama, as far as possible, to supply."
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A marvelous little multicolored drugget that covers the rough and splintered floor of reality. 2. A haunted chateau. 3. A vestibule between Time and Eternity. 4. The giant enemy of reality. 5. The red Pantheon of Lucifer. 6. The candle-gleam of science; the flambeau of the lover; the constellated nebulæ of the poet. 7. The glittering west-dust of a hidden innominate sun. 8. The seigniory of untrammeled instincts; the fief of unsanctified dreams; the palfrey that carries us toward nebulous spiritual hills. 9. The plasma of gods. 10. Puck strapped to the back of Balaam's ass. 11. The Shakespeare of mental faculties. 12. The avatar of the emotions. 13. A golden key that unlocks the bastile of logic. 14. A ladder to the fourth dimension. 15. A sublime liar. 16. Taking the halter off your thoughts and giving them a good kick behind. 17. Sympathy illumined by brains.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A new pattern of perceptual or ideational material derived from past experience.
To use our mind to create an idea or form a concept.
Imagination is an amazing tool to create such joy in the world.Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'imagination' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3610
Rank popularity for the word 'imagination' in Nouns Frequency: #1463
The numerical value of imagination in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of imagination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of imagination in a Sentence
It shows why we now more than ever should consider (fellow) European Union countries as our closest allies. The man is unpredictable, reality surpasses imagination.
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.
Imagination is so critical to creating a future you want to be part of. Many of the things we are doing today were imagined by artists and science fiction writers decades ago. These destinations are all actual places that we know about, and one day, perhaps humans can go to them in the future. it was really important to us that we worked with the technical community to make sure what we were showing could someday happen.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.
He wasn't Michael Jordan by any stretch of the imagination, but what he gave to the brand was an authenticity, it was a means of endorsing the athletic potential and athletic promise of the shoe.
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Translations for imagination
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- خيال, صورة ذهنيةArabic
- imaginacióCatalan, Valencian
- Einbildung, Einbildungskraft, Imagination, Vorstellungskraft, Vorstellung, FantasieGerman
- φαντασίωση, φαντασίαGreek
- mielikuva, mielikuvitusFinnish
- mac-meanmnaScottish Gaelic
- ímyndun, ímyndunaraflIcelandic
- 想像, 空想, 想像力Japanese
- 상상, 상상력Korean
- opinio, imaginationLatin
- wyobrażenie, urojenie, wyobraźniaPolish
- iluzionare, imaginație, imaginare, fantezie, închipuire, forță de imaginare, imagineRomanian
- fantasi, inbillningSwedish
- haraya, imahinasyonTagalog
- hayal gücüTurkish
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