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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emo Phillips:

    I was the kid next door's imaginary friend.

  2. Simone Weil:

    We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.

  3. Oliver Goldsmith:

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

  4. Aaron Machado:

    The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didn't exist.

  5. Alireza Salehi Nejad:

    If you want to criticize someone, do not compare him with an imaginary creature but yourself.

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