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Definition 1: the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where imagination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • popular imagination created a world of demons
  • imagination reveals what the world could be

Synonyms for imagination in the sense of this definition

(imagination is a kind of ...) the ability to create

(... is a kind of imagination ) a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings

(... is a kind of imagination ) imagination or fantasy; held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

"never had the wildest flights of fancy imagined such magnificence"

(... is a kind of imagination ) imagination unrestricted by reality

"a schoolgirl fantasy"

(... is a kind of imagination ) imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake

"he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"

(... is a kind of imagination ) a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction

Definition 2: the ability to form mental images of things or events - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where imagination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could still hear her in his imagination

Synonyms for imagination in the sense of this definition

(imagination is a kind of ...) any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else

(... is a kind of imagination ) the imaging of remembered or invented scenes

"I could see her clearly in my mind's eye"

(... is a kind of imagination ) a vivid mental image

"he had a vision of his own death"

(... is a kind of imagination ) visual imagery

(... is a kind of imagination ) a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep

"I had a dream about you last night"

(... is a kind of imagination ) a grotesque product of the imagination

(... is a kind of imagination ) imaginative re-creation

(... is a kind of imagination ) imaginative intellectual play

Definition 3: the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where imagination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man of resource

Synonyms for imagination in the sense of this definition

(imagination is a kind of ...) the power of creative imagination

(... is a kind of imagination ) a collection of resources

"he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer"

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