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An example use of imagination in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… the imagination perfect but I think it's …”
Imagination is the ability to form mental images, or to create something out of nothing.
the word imagination occurs in english on average 26.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.