Imagination vs. Fantasy

Imagination vs. Fantasy — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Imagination and Fantasy

Imaginationnoun

The image-making power of the mind; the act of mentally creating or reproducing an object not previously perceived; the ability to create such images.

Imagination is one of the most advanced human faculties.

Fantasynoun

That which comes from one's imagination.

Imaginationnoun

Particularly, construction of false images; fantasizing.

You think someone's been following you? That's just your imagination.

Fantasynoun

(literature) The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and the supernatural, imaginary worlds and creatures, etc.

Imaginationnoun

Creativity; resourcefulness.

His imagination makes him a valuable team member.

Fantasynoun

A fantastical design.

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Imaginationnoun

A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; something imagined.

Fantasynoun

(slang) The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.

Imaginationnoun

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 demonsimagination reveals what the world could be

Fantasyverb

To fantasize (about).

Imaginationnoun

the ability to form mental images of things or events;

he could still hear her in his imagination

Fantasyverb

(obsolete) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like.

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Imaginationnoun

the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems;

a man of resource

Fantasyverb

(transitive) To imagine; to conceive mentally.

Fantasynoun

imagination unrestricted by reality;

a schoolgirl fantasy

Fantasynoun

fiction with a large amount of fantasy in it;

she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies

Fantasynoun

something many people believe that is false;

they have the illusion that I am very wealthy