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inspiration

noun [C/U]  /ˌɪn·spə·ˈreɪ·ʃən/ us  
someone or something that gives you ideas for doing something: [C usually sing] She has been an inspiration to us all (= a good example for all). An inspiration is also a sudden good idea: [+ to infinitive] She had the inspiration to turn the play into a musical.
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