Meaning of “imagination” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ɪˌmædʒɪˈneɪʃən/
Extra Examples
Children have very vivid imaginations.She thought she saw someone, or perhaps it was her imagination.True love had never existed except in her imagination.He tried to keep his imagination in check.I'm afraid my imagination is not as fertile as yours.
MIND [ C ]

B1 the part of your mind that creates ideas or pictures of things that are not real or that you have not seen:

[ usually singular ] There's nothing out here - it's just your imagination.

B1 the ability to create ideas or pictures in your mind:

The job needs someone with creativity and imagination.
→ See also not by any stretch of the imagination

(Definition of “imagination” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)