The definition of imagination is the ability to come up with mental images of something that is not real or to come up with new and creative ideas.(noun)
When a child is playing house and creates a pretend story, this is an example of a child using his imagination.
See imagination in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME ymaginacioun < OFr imagination < L imaginatio < pp. of imaginari: see imagine
See imagination in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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