HyperDic: imagination

English > 3 senses of the word imagination:
NOUNcognitionimagination, imaginativeness, visionthe formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
cognitionimagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagerythe ability to form mental images of things or events
cognitionimagination, resource, resourcefulnessthe ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems
imagination > pronunciation
Soundsihmae.jhahney'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > imagination: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses.
Examples
  • "popular imagination created a world of demons"
  • "imagination reveals what the world could be"
Synonymsimaginativeness, vision
Narrowerdream, dreamingimaginative thoughts indulged in while awake
fancyA kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
fantasy, phantasyimagination unrestricted by reality
imaginary being, imaginary creatureA creature / creature of the imagination
imaginary place, mythical place, fictitious placeA place that exists only in imagination
Broadercreativity, creativeness, creative thinkingThe ability to create
Spanishimaginación
Catalanimaginació
Verbsimagineform a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
English > imagination: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe ability to form mental images of things or events.
Example"he could still hear her in his imagination"
Synonymsimaging, imagery, mental imagery
Narrowerchimera, chimaeraA grotesque product of the imagination
dream, dreamingA series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep / sleep
evocationimaginative re-creation
mind's eyeThe imaging of remembered or invented scenes
picturing, envisioningvisual imagery
pretense, pretence, make-believeimaginative intellectual play
visionA vivid mental image
Broaderrepresentational processAny basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
Spanishimagen mental, imagen, representación mental, representación
Catalanimatge mental, imatge, imatgeria, representació mental, representació
Verbsimagineform a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
English > imagination: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems.
Synonymsresource, resourcefulness
Narrowerarmory, armoury, inventoryA collection of resources
Broaderinventiveness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, clevernessThe power of creative imagination / imagination

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