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A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Jane Austen

Meaning of "imagination" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IMAGINATION

imagination  [ɪˌmædʒɪˈneɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IMAGINATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Imagination is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IMAGINATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

imagination

Imagination

Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the ability to form new images and sensations that are not perceived through senses such as sight, hearing, or other senses. Imagination helps make knowledge applicable in solving problems and is fundamental to integrating experience and the learning process A basic training for imagination is listening to storytelling, in which the exactness of the chosen words is the fundamental factor to "evoke worlds". It is a whole cycle of image formation or any sensation which may be described as "hidden" as it takes place without anyone else's knowledge. A person may imagine according to his mood, it may be good or bad depending on the situation. Some people imagine in a state of tension or gloominess in order to calm themselves. It is accepted as the innate ability and process of inventing partial or complete personal realms within the mind from elements derived from sense perceptions of the shared world. The term is technically used in psychology for the process of reviving in the mind, percepts of objects formerly given in sense perception.

Definition of imagination in the English dictionary

The first definition of imagination in the dictionary is the faculty or action of producing ideas, esp mental images of what is not present or has not been experienced. Other definition of imagination is mental creative ability. Imagination is also the ability to deal resourcefully with unexpected or unusual problems, circumstances, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IMAGINATION


assassination
əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃən
combination
ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən
contamination
kənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃən
coordination
kəʊˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən
designation
ˌdɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən
destination
ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃən
determination
dɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən
discrimination
dɪˌskrɪmɪˈneɪʃən
domination
ˌdɒmɪˈneɪʃən
donation
dəʊˈneɪʃən
elimination
ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃən
examination
ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən
explanation
ˌɛkspləˈneɪʃən
illumination
ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃən
nation
ˈneɪʃən
nomination
ˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃən
origination
ɒˌrɪdʒɪˈneɪʃən
resignation
ˌrɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən
termination
ˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən
vaccination
ˌvæksɪˈneɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IMAGINATION

imaginable
imaginably
imaginal
imaginarily
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imaginary
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imaginative
imaginatively
imaginativeness
imagine
imaginer
imagines
imaging
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imagism
imagist
imagistic

WORDS THAT END LIKE IMAGINATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation
federation
formation

Synonyms and antonyms of imagination in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IMAGINATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «imagination» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of imagination

Translation of «imagination» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IMAGINATION

Find out the translation of imagination to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of imagination from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «imagination» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

想象力
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

imaginación
570 millions of speakers

English

imagination
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कल्पना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خَيَالٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

воображение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

imaginação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কল্পনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

imagination
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Imaginasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Phantasie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

想像
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상상
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bayangan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trí tưởng tượng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கற்பனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कल्पना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hayal gücü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

immaginazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyobraźnia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

уява
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

imaginație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φαντασία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verbeelding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fantasi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fantasi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of imagination

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IMAGINATION»

The term «imagination» is very widely used and occupies the 9.063 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IMAGINATION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about imagination

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10 QUOTES WITH «IMAGINATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word imagination.
1
Aesop
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
2
Jane Austen
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
3
Clive Barker
My imagination is my polestar; I steer by that.
4
L. Frank Baum
Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. imagination led Columbus to discover America. imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
5
William Blake
Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
6
Geraldine Brooks
The thing that most attracts me to historical fiction is taking the factual record as far as it is known, using that as scaffolding, and then letting imagination build the structure that fills in those things we can never find out for sure.
7
LeVar Burton
It's definitely true that there are a lot of the devices we used on 'Star Trek,' that came out the imagination of the writers, and the creators that are actually in the world today.
8
Maria Callas
An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
9
James Cameron
Nature's imagination is so boundless compared to our own meager human imagination.
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Deepak Chopra
Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it's a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IMAGINATION»

Discover the use of imagination in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to imagination and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays
These essays reveal Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975)—known in the West largely through his studies of Rabelais and Dostoevsky—as a philosopher of language, a cultural historian, and a major theoretician of the novel.
M. M. Bakhtin, Michael Holquist, 2010
2
The Sociological Imagination
C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination, in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued.
C. Wright Mills, 2000
3
Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination
Collected in this chilling volume are some of the famous Japanese mystery writer Edowaga RampoÆs best stories—bizarre and blood-curdling expeditions into the fantastic, the perverse, and the strange, in a marvelous homage to Rampo's ...
Ranpo Edogawa, 1956
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Rethinking Imagination: Culture and Creativity
This distinguished collection of papers argues for a positive interpretation of imagination. It discusses the different ways in which the concept of the imagination has been construed.
Gillian Robinson, John F. Rundell, 1994
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The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and ...
Intricate and challenging in its arguments, yet engagingly and elegantly written, The Environmental Imagination is a major work of scholarship, one that establishes a new basis for the reading of American nature writing.
Lawrence Buell, 1995
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The Geography of the Imagination: Forty Essays
He can send you out eagerly searching for C. M. Doughty's six-volume epic poem, The Dawn in Britain, and for the works of Ronald Johnson, Jonathan Williams and Paul Metcalf.
Guy Davenport, 1997
7
Imagination and Interpretation in Kant: The Hermeneutical ...
In this illuminating study of Kant's theory of imagination and its role in interpretation, Rudolf A. Makkreel argues against the commonly held notion that Kant's transcendental philosophy is incompatible with hermeneutics.
Rudolf A. Makkreel, 1994
8
The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace
His influential 1997 book Building Peace has become a classic in the discipline. This new book represents his thinking and learning over the past several years.
John Paul Lederach, 2005
9
The Democratic Imagination: Envisioning Popular Power in the ...
The Democratic Imagination examines different conceptions of democracy, exploring tensions that emerge in key moments and debates in the history of democracy, from Ancient Greece to the French Revolution to contemporary Egypt.
James Cairns, Alan Sears, 2012
10
You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the ...
What all these maps have in common is their creators' willingness to venture beyond the boundaries of geography or convention. You Are Here is a wide-ranging collection of such superbly inventive maps.
Katharine A. Harmon, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IMAGINATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term imagination is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sand sculpting leasons aim to help kids use their imagination and …
Sand sculpting leasons aim to help kids use their imagination and be creative. A professional sand sculptor teaches sculpting techniques to ... «WDBJ7, Jul 15»
2
A's catcher hosts benefit auction for School of Imagination | News …
"School of Imagination helps children with all types of disabilities -- from autism to social issues -- come to a school and be accepted for who ... «Pleasanton Weekly, Jul 15»
3
Children's author lets imagination run wild - News - telegram.com …
So, she turned to writing to express her feelings, describe the things in her world and let her imagination run wild. Hart began by writing song ... «Worcester Telegram, Jul 15»
4
Horizon(R) Partners With The Peanuts Movie to Drive Imagination
BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Horizon®, a leading national organic dairy brand, announced today a new ... «Virtual-Strategy Magazine, Jul 15»
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Investec Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Imagination Technologies …
Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Imagination Technologies Group ... «The Legacy, Jul 15»
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Imagination Tech Grp Upgraded to Buy by Investec (IGNMF …
Imagination Tech Grp logo Investec upgraded shares of Imagination Tech Grp (NASDAQ:IGNMF) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a ... «sleekmoney, Jul 15»
7
Imagination and creativity for awards | The Ridge News
Throughout the early planning of the 2015 International Opal Jewellery Design Awards Association, Opal Trade Show and Awards ... «The Ridge News, Jul 15»
8
BOOKS PLUS: Imagination, science and... ventriloquism
Imagination Fair: Calling all children five years and older: Let your imagination run free at the CPL's Imagination Fair. Taking place at the City ... «The Tri-City News, Jul 15»
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Woodland Trust's Centenary Woods project captures parliament's …
Woodland Trust's Centenary Woods project captures parliament's imagination. MPs, Peers and funders gathered this week in support of the ... «PoliticsHome.com, Jul 15»
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Beyond imagination
The Children's Festival will take place during two sessions Friday at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. The first will be from 9 a.m. to noon, the ... «The Union of Grass Valley, Jul 15»

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