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imagination

[imaj′inā′shən]
Etymology: L, imaginare, picture to oneself
1 the ability to form, or the act or process of forming, mental images or conscious concepts of things that are not immediately available to the senses.
2 (in psychology) the ability to reproduce images or ideas stored in the memory by the stimulation or suggestion of associated ideas or to regroup former ideas and concepts to form new images and ideas concerned with a particular goal or problem. See also fantasy.

imagination

[L. imago, likeness]
The formation of mental images of things, persons, or situations that are wholly or partially different from those previously known or experienced.