|1.||[ noun ] the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses|
"popular imagination created a world of demons" "imagination reveals what the world could be"
|Related terms:||creativity dream fantasy fancy imaginary_place imaginary_being imagine|
|2.||[ noun ] (psychology) the ability to form mental images of things or events|
|Synonyms:||imagery imaging mental_imagery|
"he could still hear her in his imagination"
|Related terms:||representational_process dream vision picturing mind's_eye evocation pretense chimera visualize|
|3.||[ noun ] the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems|
"a man of resource"
|Related terms:||inventiveness armory|