1. [ noun ] the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
Synonyms: vision imaginativeness

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

Related terms: creativity dream fantasy fancy imaginary_place imaginary_being imagine
2. [ noun ] (psychology) the ability to form mental images of things or events
Synonyms: imagery imaging mental_imagery

"he could still hear her in his imagination"

Related terms: representational_process dream vision picturing mind's_eye evocation pretense chimera visualize
3. [ noun ] the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems
Synonyms: resource resourcefulness

"a man of resource"

Related terms: inventiveness armory
Similar spelling:   imaginative