Definition of imagination
- use your imagination and get us out of here
- stories that fired the imagination
You can find a solution if you use a little imagination.
The author does not tell us what happens to the characters. We have to use our imagination.
He's a competent writer, but he lacks imagination.
Is it just my imagination, or is it getting warm in here?
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: the ability to imagine things that are not real : the ability to form a picture in your mind of something that you have not seen or experienced
: the ability to think of new things
: something that only exists or happens in your mind
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the quality or fact of being simultaneous
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