WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
in•spi•ra•tion /ˌɪnspəˈreɪʃən/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. [countable] anything that inspires:The painter's inspiration came from nature.
  2. [countable] something inspired:She got a sudden inspiration to reverse the wires, and it worked.
  3. Religion[uncountable][Theol.]a divine influence felt directly by the soul:divine inspiration for writing the books of the Bible.
  4. Physiology[uncountable] the drawing of air into the lungs;
See -spir-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

inspiration /ˌɪnspɪˈreɪʃən/ n
  1. stimulation or arousal of the mind, feelings, etc, to special or unusual activity or creativity
  2. the state or quality of being so stimulated or aroused
  3. someone or something that causes this state
  4. an idea or action resulting from such a state
  5. the act or process of inhaling; breathing in

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