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imaginations, plural;
  1. The faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses
    • - she'd never been blessed with a vivid imagination
  2. The ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful
    • - technology gives workers the chance to use their imagination
  3. The part of the mind that imagines things
    • - a girl who existed only in my imagination

  1. the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
  2. the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination"
  3. resource: the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems; "a man of resource"
  4. (imaginative) (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action; "an imaginative use of material"; "the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford; "an ingenious device"; "had an inventive turn of mind"; " ...
  5. Imagination were a three piece British soul and dance band, who came to prominence in the early 1980s. They had chart hits in twenty eight countries, earning four platinum discs, nine gold discs and over a dozen silver discs around the world between 1981 and 1983.
  6. "Imagination" is a 1985 single by British New Wave artist Belouis Some, from his 1985 debut album Some People. The song reached #17 on the UK Singles Chart in early 1986, and remains his biggest hit to date.
  7. Imagination is the second studio album released by Bethany Dillon. It was released on August 16, 2005.
  8. Imagination is Brian Wilson's fourth solo album, and his second release of new original studio material. It was issued in 1998 on Giant Records and distributed by Warner Music.
  9. Imagination is a compilation album from Dick Haymes released in 1982.
  10. Imagination is a 2007 American avante garde animated/live action film, and the first feature length project directed by Eric Leiser, about young twin sisters who are suffering from Asperger syndrome.
  11. (imaginative) having a lively or creative imagination; tending to be fanciful or inventive; false or imagined
  12. (imagining) Something imagined
  13. (Imaginational) (person is a day dreamer, strong visual thinker, reacts strongly to dreams);
  14. (i·mag·i·na·tive) [ i májjənətiv, i májjə nàytiv ]
  15. To have the power to visualize and build mental images; dream about things that have never happened; feel intuitively; and to reach beyond sensual or real boundaries.
  16. the faculty responsible for forming concepts out of the 'manifold of intuition' and for synthesizing intuitions with concepts to form objects which are ready to be judged.
  17. Children with autism do not engage in spontaneous pretend play in the ways that typically-developing children do, engaging instead in repetitive and sometimes obsessional activities. Adults with autism often show little interest in fiction. ...
  18. A term which today has a totally different, even opposite meaning. The "old imagination" is the ability to make images of (external or "internal") circumstances, and the converse ability to recognize these circumstances in the images. ...
  19. While they often excel at learning facts and figures, people with Asperger’s find it hard to think in abstract ways. This can cause problems for children in school where they may have difficulty with certain subjects such as English or creative writing.
  20. Coleridge calls it "the shaping and modifying power" which enables a new reality to come into being. Shakespeare writes, "As imagination bodies forth / The forms of things unknown, the poets' pen / Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing / A local habitation and a name. ...
  21. 1 The ability to produce mental images of something which is not present, or does not yet exist. 2 The non-physical location of imaginary objects. e.g. - A fictional character exists in the author's imagination.
  22. The ability to consider what may be possible, in real life, as well as in fantasy. This definition should be taken to heart in education, which is especially likely to think that while imagination is to be encouraged, this only means making up stories, or thinking up what is impossible. ...
  23. A mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
  24. the incredible ability of the mind or minds to synthesize new concepts, images, sounds, propositions, scenarios, possibilities, "thought experiments, etc. from the present knowledge of an individual or group.  In natural science, this method is call "hypothesizing. ...
  25. Human system by which events and memories may be created at will, and changed at will.