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English noun: imagination

1. imagination (cognition) the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses


SamplesPopular imagination created a world of demons.
Imagination reveals what the world could be.


Synonymsimaginativeness, vision


Broader (hypernym)creative thinking, creativeness, creativity


Narrower (hyponym)dream, dreaming, fancy, fantasy, fictitious place, imaginary being, imaginary creature, imaginary place, mythical place, phantasy

2. imagination (cognition) the ability to form mental images of things or events


SamplesHe could still hear her in his imagination.


Synonymsimagery, imaging, mental imagery


Broader (hypernym)representational process


Narrower (hyponym)chimaera, chimera, dream, dreaming, envisioning, evocation, make-believe, mind's eye, picturing, pretence, pretense, vision

3. imagination (cognition) the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems


SamplesA man of resource.


Synonymsresource, resourcefulness


Broader (hypernym)cleverness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, inventiveness


Narrower (hyponym)armory, armoury, inventory









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