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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Imagination \Im*ag`i*na"tion\, n. [OE. imaginacionum, F. imagination, fr. L. imaginatio. See Imagine.]
The imagine-making power of the mind; the power to create or reproduce ideally an object of sense previously perceived; the power to call up mental imagines.
Our simple apprehension of corporeal objects, if present, is sense; if absent, is imagination.
Imagination is of three kinds: joined with belief of that which is to come; joined with memory of that which is past; and of things present, or as if they were present.
The representative power; the power to reconstruct or recombine the materials furnished by direct apprehension; the complex faculty usually termed the plastic or creative power; the fancy.
The imagination of common language -- the productive imagination of philosophers -- is nothing but the representative process plus the process to which I would give the name of the ``comparative.''
--Sir W. Hamilton.
The power of the mind to decompose its conceptions, and to recombine the elements of them at its pleasure, is called its faculty of imagination.
The business of conception is to present us with an exact transcript of what we have felt or perceived. But we have moreover a power of modifying our conceptions, by combining the parts of different ones together, so as to form new wholes of our creation. I shall employ the word imagination to express this power.
The power to recombine the materials furnished by experience or memory, for the accomplishment of an elevated purpose; the power of conceiving and expressing the ideal.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact . . . The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven, And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name.
A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion.
Syn: Conception; idea; conceit; fancy; device; origination; invention; scheme; design; purpose; contrivance.
Usage: Imagination, Fancy. These words have, to a great extent, been interchanged by our best writers, and considered as strictly synonymous. A distinction, however, is now made between them which more fully exhibits their nature. Properly speaking, they are different exercises of the same general power -- the plastic or creative faculty. Imagination consists in taking parts of our conceptions and combining them into new forms and images more select, more striking, more delightful, more terrible, etc., than those of ordinary nature. It is the higher exercise of the two. It creates by laws more closely connected with the reason; it has strong emotion as its actuating and formative cause; it aims at results of a definite and weighty character. Milton's fiery lake, the debates of his Pandemonium, the exquisite scenes of his Paradise, are all products of the imagination. Fancy moves on a lighter wing; it is governed by laws of association which are more remote, and sometimes arbitrary or capricious. Hence the term fanciful, which exhibits fancy in its wilder flights. It has for its actuating spirit feelings of a lively, gay, and versatile character; it seeks to please by unexpected combinations of thought, startling contrasts, flashes of brilliant imagery, etc. Pope's Rape of the Lock is an exhibition of fancy which has scarcely its equal in the literature of any country. -- ``This, for instance, Wordsworth did in respect of the words `imagination' and `fancy.' Before he wrote, it was, I suppose, obscurely felt by most that in `imagination' there was more of the earnest, in `fancy' of the play of the spirit; that the first was a loftier faculty and gift than the second; yet for all this words were continually, and not without loss, confounded. He first, in the preface to his Lyrical Ballads, rendered it henceforth impossible that any one, who had read and mastered what he has written on the two words, should remain unconscious any longer of the important difference between them.''
The same power, which we should call fancy if employed on a production of a light nature, would be dignified with the title of imagination if shown on a grander scale.
--C. J. Smith.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"faculty of the mind which forms and manipulates images," mid-14c., ymaginacion, from Old French imaginacion "concept, mental picture; hallucination," from Latin imaginationem (nominative imaginatio) "imagination, a fancy," noun of action from past participle stem of imaginari (see imagine).
n. The image-making power of the mind; the act of creating or reproducing ideally an object not previously perceived; the ability to create such images.
n. 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" [syn: imaginativeness, vision]
Imagination were an English three piece band, who came to prominence in the early 1980s. They had hits in 28 countries, earning four platinum discs, nine gold discs and more than a dozen silver discs around the world between 1981 and 1983.
Imagination is the fourth studio album by Brian Wilson, and his second release of new original studio material. It was issued in 1998 on Giant Records and distributed by Warner Music Group. The album received moderately favorable reviews upon its release, though its commercial performance was relatively weak.
Its best-known track is " Your Imagination", a Top 20 hit on adult contemporary radio. The second single, "South American", was co-written by Jimmy Buffett. Wilson dedicated the album to his brother Carl Wilson, who died of cancer earlier in the year.
Joe Thomas worked with Wilson as the album's co-producer. Shortly after its release, Wilson filed a suit against Thomas, seeking damages and a declaration which freed him to work on his next album without involvement from Thomas. They would not work together again until many years later for the albums That's Why God Made the Radio (2012) and No Pier Pressure (2015).
Imagination is the process of producing mental images.
Imagination or Imaginations may also refer to:
Imagination is the fourth studio album by American singer La Toya Jackson, released in 1986.
"Imagination" is a song by American singer La Toya Jackson. It is taken from her fourth album, Imagination. A remixed version of the song was released as a 7" and 12" single.
Some versions of the single include a dub version or extended remix of " Private Joy", a track from her third, and more successful, album Heart Don't Lie.
The single was only released in the United States as a promo.
Imagination is the eleventh studio album recorded by American R&B group Gladys Knight & the Pips, released in October 1973 on the Buddah label. The album, the group's first for Buddah after leaving Motown, includes their first and only Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit " Midnight Train to Georgia", which also reached number-one on the R&B singles chart.
The album also produced other the successful singles, including " I've Got to Use My Imagination" and " Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me", with both songs peaking at number-one on the R&B singles chart and top five on the Billboard Hot 100, and the moderately successful single "Where Peaceful Waters Flow". The album was also their second studio album to make the top ten on the Billboard 200 and their second of five R&B albums chart-toppers.
Imagination was an American fantasy and science fiction magazine first published in October 1950 by Raymond Palmer's Clark Publishing Company. The magazine was sold almost immediately to Greenleaf Publishing Company, owned by William Hamling, who published and edited it from the third issue, February 1951, for the rest of the magazine's life. Hamling launched a sister magazine, Imaginative Tales, in 1954; both ceased publication at the end of 1958 in the aftermath of major changes in US magazine distribution due to the liquidation of American News Company.
The magazine was more successful than most of the numerous science fiction titles launched in the late 1940s and early 1950s, lasting a total of 63 issues. Despite this success, the magazine had a reputation for low-quality space opera and adventure fiction, and modern literary historians refer to it in dismissive terms. Hamling consciously adopted an editorial policy oriented toward entertainment, asserting in an early issue that "science fiction was never meant to be an educational tour de force". Few of the stories from Imagination have received recognition, but it did publish Robert Sheckley's first professional sale, "Final Examination", in the May 1952 issue, and also printed fiction by Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein and John Wyndham.
Imagination is a compilation album from Dick Haymes released in 1982.
Tracks 3, 7, 21-26 with the Carmen Dragon Orchestra (recorded in LA, 1949).
Tracks 2, 4-6, 27 with Al Lerner and his Orchestra (recorded in LA 29.09, 1952).
The CD version includes 14 additional tracks.
Imagination is the second studio album released by Bethany Dillon. It was released on August 16, 2005.
Imagination is an album by Lisette Melendez. Tracks include the singles "Time Passes By", "Make the Way", "I Like What You're Doing to Me" and "Ecstasy."
"Imagination" is a 1985 single by British artist Belouis Some, from his 1985 debut album Some People. Upon its first release in the UK in 1985, the song only managed to chart at #50, but a re-release proved more successful, hitting the Top 20 and peaking at #17 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1986. In the U.S., the song reached #88 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1985.
A music video was produced for "Imagination", and was directed by Storm Thorgerson. It caused controversy as it contained full frontal nudity.
Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the creative ability to form images, ideas, and sensations in the mind without direct input from the senses, such as seeing or hearing. Imagination helps make knowledge applicable in solving problems and is fundamental to integrating experience and the learning process. A basic training for imagination is listening to storytelling ( narrative), in which the exactness of the chosen words is the fundamental factor to "evoke worlds".
It is accepted as the innate ability and process of inventing partial or complete personal realms within the mind from elements derived from sense perceptions of the shared world. The term is technically used in psychology for the process of reviving in the mind, percepts of objects formerly given in sense perception. Since this use of the term conflicts with that of ordinary language, some psychologists have preferred to describe this process as "imaging" or "imagery" or to speak of it as "reproductive" as opposed to "productive" or "constructive" imagination. Imagined images are seen with the " mind's eye".
Imagination can also be expressed through stories such as fairy tales or fantasies. Children often use such narratives and pretend play in order to exercise their imaginations. When children develop fantasy they play at two levels: first, they use role playing to act out what they have developed with their imagination, and at the second level they play again with their make-believe situation by acting as if what they have developed is an actual reality.
"Imagination" is a song by American recording artist Tamia, released on her self-titled debut album (1998). It was written and produced by Jermaine Dupri and protégé Manuel Seal and features additional vocals by the former. "Imagination" is a mid-tempo R&B song that contains a sample from The Jackson 5's 1969 song " I Want You Back", written and produced by Motown's The Corporation team consisting of Berry Gordy, Alphonzo Mizell, Freddie Perren, and Deke Richards.
The song was released as Tamia's solo debut single and first single from Tamia, following her appearances on mentor Quincy Jones's singles " You Put a Move on My Heart" and " Slow Jams" and " Missing You", a song she recorded with Brandy, Gladys Knight, and Chaka Khan for the soundtrack of the 1996 motion picture Set It Off, was later nominated for a Grammy Award. While not as commercially successful as the latter, it reached the top forty in New Zealand and on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Imagination is name of a 2008 electronica/dance single from American singer/songwriter Jes Brieden, who co-wrote the track with her partners from Motorcycle, Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden and co-produced it with Richard Robson. The track is featured on her 2007 solo debut album Disconnect and a chill-out version is on her 2008 album Into the Dawn: The Hits Disconnected.
The track itself is a newly recorded version of an original that was recorded in 2004 as a Motorcycle single when Brieden was still a member. It has also been featured as a track on Tiësto's In Search of Sunrise 6 mixed compilation set, and in an acoustic version on Gabriel & Dresden's album Bloom.
Imagination reached #1 on Billboard Dance Radio Airplay in January 2009.
"Imagination" is the third and final single from German singer Cee Farrow, released 23 August 1991 as a non-album single. The song "Imagination" was an attempt at a comeback, where Farrow had not released any material since his 1983 debut album Red and Blue, and the minor hit single " Should I Love You".
Imagination is an album by American trombonist Curtis Fuller's Sextette recorded in 1959 and released on the Savoy label.
Imagination is the final studio album led by trumpeter Woody Shaw which was recorded in 1987 and released on the Muse label. Imagination was reissued by Mosaic Records as part of Woody Shaw: The Complete Muse Sessions in 2013.
Imagination is a studio album by the American kindie rock band Play Date. The album won a 2014 Parents' Choice Award.
"Imagination" is a song by English production duo Gorgon City. It features the vocals from South-London vocalist Katy Menditta from their debut studio album, Sirens. It was written by Gorgon City, Katy Menditta, Emeli Sandé, Mustafa Omer and James Murray and produced by Gorgon City and musical group Mojam. It was released as an EP with three additional remixes on 31 March 2015.
"Imagination" is a song by Australian singer songwriter, Deni Hines. The song was released in February 1996 as the second single from her debut studio album, '' Imagination' (1996). The single peaked at number 37 in Australia.
Imagination is an album by Australian-American pop singer Helen Reddy that was released in 1983 by MCA Records and became her last of two LPs for the label. As with the first of the two, 1981's Play Me Out, it did not reach Billboard magazine's Top LP's & Tapes chart. In her 2006 autobiography, The Woman I Am: A Memoir, Reddy wrote, "I was not surprised when I received a form letter from [MCA]'s legal department telling me that I'd been dropped from the label."
Imagination is the debut studio album by Australian singer song writer, Deni Hines.
At the ARIA Music Awards of 1996, Imagination was nominated for two awards - ARIA Award for Best Female Artist losing to "Come On" by Christine Anu and ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist – Album losing to Tu-Plang by Regurgitator.
The album was released in Europe in 1998 under the title Pay Attention.
Usage examples of "imagination".
Whilst the mechanist abridges, and the political economist combines labour, let them beware that their speculations, for want of correspondence with those first principles which belong to the imagination, do not tend, as they have in modern England, to exasperate at once the extremes of luxury and want.
She ached to be outside in the fresh air, to be dressed in her oldest jeans, turning over spades full of soft loamy earth, feeling the excitement and pleasure of siting the bulbs, of allowing her imagination to paint for her the colourful picture they would make in the spring, in their uniform beds set among lawn pathways and bordered by a long deep border of old-fashioned perennial plants.
In his imagination he saw the Prescott aeroplane eliminated as a naval possibility, and the field clear for the selection of the Mortlake machine.
The scene was immediately acted with great success, and our hero cooped up in his cage, where he waited so long, that his desires began to subside, and his imagination to aggravate the danger of his situation.
Those dreadful moments he had lived through at the executions had as it were forever washed away from his imagination and memory the agitating thoughts and feelings that had formerly seemed so important.
The ruins of the Agora had saddened him, but this new Athens was a cacophony of color and sound that surpassed imagination.
Ironically, coca, the one that had first piqued his imagination, was the last to have its alkaloid isolated.
For Amit, the greatest tools of spy craft are imagination and creativity, and both marked his tenure.
I passed one of those disturbed nights during which the imagination of an amorous young man is unceasingly running after the shadows of reality.
My amorous looks went through those light veils, and in my imagination I saw her entirely naked!
Perhaps the imagination of this earlier Ancred was exhausted by the begetting of his monster, for he was content to leave, almost unmolested, the terraced gardens and well-planted spinneys that had been laid out in the tradition of John Evelyn.
Nothing but the purely apocryphal speculation that the dead barber might have threatened Angelo with his razor and that the witnesses might possibly have drawn somewhat upon their imaginations in giving the details of their testimony.
In the experience of earnest Christians, a personal belief in the resurrection of Christ, vividly conceived in the imagination and taken home to the heart, is chiefly effective in its spiritual, not in its argumentative, results.
The child, with face ashy white and eyes glistening, her spirit borne aloft by the fervent strains of the litanies, was gazing at the altar, where in imagination she could see the roses multiplying and falling in cascades.
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