Imagery vs Imagination - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between imagery and imagination

is that imagery is the work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects while imagination is the image-making power of the mind; the act of creating or reproducing ideally an object not previously perceived; the ability to create such images.

imagery

English

Noun

(wikipedia imagery) (imageries)
  • The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects.
  • Imitation work.
  • Images in general, or en masse.
  • (figuratively) Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
  • The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
  • Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.
  • imagination

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The image-making power of the mind; the act of creating or reproducing ideally an object not previously perceived; the ability to create such images.
  • Imagination is one of the most advanced human faculties.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=5 citation , passage=She removed Stranleigh’s coat with a dexterity that aroused his imagination .}}
  • Particularly, construction of false images; fantasizing.
  • You think someone's been following you? That's just your imagination .
  • Creativity; resourcefulness.
  • His imagination makes him a valuable team member.
  • A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion; an imagining; something imagined.
  • * 1597 , Francis Bacon, "Of Youth and Age", Essays :
  • And yet the invention of young men, is more lively than that of old; and imaginations stream into their minds better, and, as it were, more divinely.

    Synonyms

    * (the representative power) creativity, fancy, imaginativeness, invention, inventiveness