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imagination meaning

EN[ɪˌmædʒəˈneɪʃən] [-eɪʃən]
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  • Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the ability to form new images and sensations in the mind that are not perceived through senses such as sight, hearing, or other senses.
  • Imagination can also be expressed through stories such as fairy tales or fantasies. Children often use such narratives and pretend play in order to exercise their imaginations.
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    Definition of imagination in English Dictionary

  • NounPLimaginationsSUF-ation
    1. 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.
      1. Imagination is one of the most advanced human faculties.
    2. Particularly, construction of false images; fantasizing.
      1. You think someone's been following you? That's just your imagination.
    3. Creativity; resourcefulness.
      1. His imagination makes him a valuable team member.
    4. A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion; an imagining; something imagined.
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Wit, [ …] the faculty of imagination in the writer, which searches over all the memory for the species or ideas of those things which it designs to represent.
        • Hume believes that principles of association steer the imagination of artists.
        • The nonstaged option allows the listener a novel-reader’s freedom of imagination and perhaps a deeper immersion in the colors of the score, probably mined deeply in the reading of James Levine .
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • There are six other Ballard stories and a fragment that deal with space in the early stories, but most of them confirm Ballard's own opinion that the space age is over in the public imagination.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      4. en imaginational
      5. en imaginationless
      Source: Wiktionary

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      Grammatically, this word "imagination" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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