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Definition of Imagination


  1. The imagine-making power of the mind; the power to create or reproduce ideally an object of sense previously perceived; the power to call up mental imagines.
  2. The representative power; the power to reconstruct or recombine the materials furnished by direct apprehension; the complex faculty usually termed the plastic or creative power; the fancy.
  3. The power to recombine the materials furnished by experience or memory, for the accomplishment of an elevated purpose; the power of conceiving and expressing the ideal.
  4. A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion.

Imagination Quotations

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Dr. Seuss

Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king. - Mark Van Doren
Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.
Mark Van Doren

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
Dr. Seuss

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
Edgar Allan Poe
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Imagination Translations

imagination in Afrikaans is verbeelding
imagination in Dutch is inbeelding, verbeelding
imagination in German is Vorstellung, Einbildung
imagination in Norwegian is innbilning, fantasi
imagination in Swedish is inbillning, fantasi
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