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.
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 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.
A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion.
Imagination is the faculty that perceives the divine, even is the divine. See Los, Eternal Great Humanity Divine.
The power to form mental images or phantasms of perceived objects, together with the ability to reproduce these images or phantasms even in the absence of the perceived objects.
as defined by Hume, the faculty of creating and connecting items not present to the senses - it recombines the ideas acquired in experience (e.g., combines the idea of a human body and a horse into the idea of a centaur).
Human beings have the capacity to visualize the possible, the future and the unknown and in that sense both prepare and begin participation in it. The gift of imagination used intuitively is the creative force which allows us to create theophanies for the heart.
One of four internal senses rooted in the brain. See also Senses below.
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"
a powerful tool
the faculty responsible for forming concepts out of the 'manifold of intuition' and for synthesizing intuitions with concepts to form objects which are ready to be judged.
Faculty of the intellect to produce with the mental work virtual or potential entities or facts rationally conceivable and not in contrast with the existence and the effectuality of the well known and confirmed realities. Therefore the imagination has a "hypothetical-previsional" character compatible with the reality. It therefore concerns the context of the "possible" and is in analogic or inductive agreement with the known reals. In this function the intellect start from the "sure and recognizable", extrapolating or interpolating from his extremes or the intermediate ones, as also formulating facts and possible objects starting from the well-known denotations of the Reality in his generality. One distinguishes from the fantasy which is purely psychic faculty.
Imagination is the power and process of producing mental images and ideas. 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 "" or to speak of it as "reproductive" as opposed to "productive" or "constructive" imagination.