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 Dictionary entry overview: What does imagery mean? 

IMAGERY (noun)
  The noun IMAGERY has 1 sense:

1. the ability to form mental images of things or events

  Familiarity information: IMAGERY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

IMAGERY (noun)

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The ability to form mental images of things or events

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


imagery; imaging; mental imagery; imagination

Context example:

he could still hear her in his imagination

Hypernyms ("imagery" is a kind of...):

representational process (any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "imagery"):

mind's eye (the imaging of remembered or invented scenes)

vision (a vivid mental image)

envisioning; picturing (visual imagery)

dream; dreaming (a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep)

chimaera; chimera (a grotesque product of the imagination)

evocation (imaginative re-creation)

make-believe; pretence; pretense (imaginative intellectual play)

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