What does imaginary mean?

Definitions for imaginaryɪˈmædʒ əˌnɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complex number, complex quantity, imaginary number, imaginary(adj)

    (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1

  2. fanciful, imaginary, notional(adj)

    not based on fact; unreal

    "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world for oneself"

Wiktionary

  1. imaginary(Noun)

    Imagination; fancy.

  2. imaginary(Noun)

    An imaginary quantity.

  3. imaginary(Adjective)

    existing only in the imagination

  4. imaginary(Adjective)

    of a number, having no real part; that part of a complex number which is a multiple of the square root of -1.

  5. Origin: From imaginarius, from imago.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imaginary(adj)

    existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal

  2. Imaginary(noun)

    an imaginary expression or quantity

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imaginary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imaginary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oliver Goldsmith:

    Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.

  2. Athenus:

    No one has yet computed how many imaginary triumphs are silently celebrated by people each year to keep up their courage.

  3. Lourenco Goncalves:

    In their imaginary world, 60 million tons of capacity will go offline this year, then another 125 million tons of capacity will go out of commission next year.

  4. H Hahn Blavatsky:

    Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

  5. John DeCicco:

    The EPA is in a real bind, congress wrote a law mandating imaginary fuels. These have failed to materialize in any quantity. Congress tried to codify wishful thinking.

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