Meaning of “imagination” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ɪˌmædʒɪˈneɪʃən/
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.

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

The job needs someone with creativity and imagination.
I'm afraid my imagination is not as fertile as yours.
→ See also not by any stretch of the imagination

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