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Imagination

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(1):

(n.) 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.

(2):

(n.) 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.

(3):

(n.) A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion.

(4):

(n.) 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.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Imagination'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/i/imagination.html. 1828.

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