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Definition of imagination:

  1. A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


visual sensation, caprice, imagery, mood, predilection, sensitivity, artistry, resourcefulness, thoughtfulness, belief, thoughts, desire, liking, mind, humor, fabrication, image, imaginativeness, insight, conceit, imaging, fancy, acuteness, sight, real, visual modality, visual sense, tomography, intelligence, vagary, vision, inclination, mental imagery, ingenuity, resource, whim.

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