Adjective "imagination" definition and examples

(Imagination may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɪˌmadʒɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

The faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.
  1. 'her story captured the public's imagination'
  2. 'They also stimulate the imaginations of viewers, which is very personal and consequently very powerful.'
  3. 'Constructed of pine, its painted surface is an exuberant expression of the artist's imagination and creativity.'
  4. 'Allowing young students to use their vivid imaginations helps them visualize their bodies moving in the water.'
  5. 'At times, considerable patience and a vivid imagination are required to get from the words to the underlying economics.'
  6. 'He said the tragedy still captured the public imagination and interest in it had not waned.'
  7. 'The fictional Cid, embodying the ideal Castilian, captured the popular imagination of generations.'
  8. 'He designed a series of lavish public celebrations to cement this image in the public imagination.'
  9. 'If nothing else, ginkgo seems to fire the imagination of ad writers.'
  10. 'The show compensated for narrative gaps with energetic appeals to the viewers' imagination.'
  11. 'Let your imagination roam freely over the facts you have collected.'
  12. 'Well, perhaps it's a lack of imagination on the part of ownership.'
  13. 'The first barrier is the lack of imagination and creativity in resourcing in schools.'
  14. 'Our attacking play didn't work out the way I wanted it to because we lacked imagination and clout in midfield.'
  15. 'One suspects that it is not nature's limitation so much as it is the author's lack of imagination.'
  16. 'There were so many that they surrounded you in a world of childhood fantasies, imagination, and creativity.'
  17. 'The garden lacked beauty and mystery and I lacked creative imagination.'
  18. 'I am rather taken by his style, but am disappointed by his lack of imagination.'
  19. 'My aim is to give the chance to create as much as possible in our minds, through creativity and imagination.'
  20. 'When will it dawn on them that we are capable of creating jobs by way of our own indigenous resources and imagination?'
  21. 'Invention and imagination were lacking in the home team's second-half effort.'
  22. 'a girl who existed only in my imagination'
  23. 'In these the imagination invents the rhythms to which the observed details will give a solid presence.'
  24. 'They're about ideas, the imagination and discovering other possibilities.'
  25. 'These cabin tours can be as inventive as campers' imaginations will allow.'

More definitions

1. the faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses.

2. the action or process of forming such images or concepts.

3. the faculty of producing ideal creations consistent with reality, as in literature, as distinct from the power of creating illustrative or decorative imagery. Compare fancy (def 2).

4. the product of imagining; a conception or mental creation, often a baseless or fanciful one.

5. ability to face and re

More examples(as adjective)

"aptitudes can be imagination."

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin imaginatio(n-), from the verb imaginari ‘picture to oneself’, from imago, imagin- ‘image’.