An inspiration is a product of your thought, like a brilliant idea. If you have the next revolutionary inspiration like the printing press, the telephone, or the computer, you may just change the world.

The noun inspiration can also mean a sudden intuition or idea, or something that arouses your desire to take action. You may find that doing some routine provides inspiration (gets your creative juices flowing), like going for a walk, looking at art, or reading a great poem. Inspiration can also mean breathing in or inhaling.

Definitions of inspiration
  1. noun
    arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
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    germ, seed, source
    anything that provides inspiration for later work
    a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation
    a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration
    something that provides an important central source for growth or development
    the source of an artist's inspiration
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    idea, thought
    the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
  2. noun
    the act of arousing to a particular emotion or action
    synonyms: stirring
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    arousal, rousing
    the act of arousing
  3. noun
    a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem
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    instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
  4. noun
    a product of your creative thinking and work
    “he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists”
    synonyms: brainchild
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    product, production
    an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
  5. noun
    (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings
    synonyms: divine guidance
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    cognitive factor
    something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result
  6. noun
    the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
    synonyms: aspiration, breathing in, inhalation, intake
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    gasp, pant
    a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open
    drag, puff, pull
    a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
    a puff of a marijuana or hashish cigarette
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    the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
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