### What does **imaginary** mean?

# Definitions for imaginary

ɪˈmædʒ əˌnɛr iimag·i·na·ry

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### Princeton's WordNet

complex number, complex quantity, imaginary number, imaginaryadjective

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

fanciful, imaginary, notionaladjective

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

imaginarynoun

Imagination; fancy.

imaginarynoun

An imaginary quantity.

imaginaryadjective

existing only in the imagination

imaginaryadjective

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

**Etymology:**From imaginarius, from imago.

### Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Imaginaryadjective

**Etymology:**imaginaire, French, from*imagine.*False sorrow's eye,

Which, for things true, weeps things*imaginary.**William Shakespeare.*Expectation whirls me round:

Th'*imaginary*relish is so sweet,

That it enchants my sense.*William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.*Fortune is nothing else but a power

*imaginary,*to which the successes of human actions and endeavours were for their variety ascribed.*Walter Raleigh, History of the World.*Why wilt thou add, to all the griefs I suffer,

*Imaginary*ills and fancied tortures?*Joseph Addison, Cato.*

### ChatGPT

imaginary

Imaginary refers to something that is not real or present, but produced by the mind, fantasy, or exists only in theory, not in reality. It's often used in the context of math and physics where an imaginary number is a complex number that can be written as a real number multiplied by the imaginary unit 'i', which is defined by its property 'i' squared equals to -1.

### Webster Dictionary

Imaginaryadjective

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

Imaginarynoun

an imaginary expression or quantity

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### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of imaginary in Chaldean Numerology is:

**1**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of imaginary in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**7**

### Examples of imaginary in a Sentence

From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and

**imaginary**lines, Going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me.This decision enshrines the freedom to criticise and enshrines the fact that his grievances were

**imaginary**and unfounded.False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one

**imaginary**or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils except destruction.If you want to criticize someone, do not compare him with an

**imaginary**creature but yourself.People who have realized that this is a dream imagine that it is easy to wake up, and are angry with those who continue sleeping, not considering that the whole world that environs them does not permit them to wake. Life proceeds as a series of optical illusions, artificial needs and

**imaginary**sensations.

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## Translations for **imaginary**

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- denkbeeldig, imaginêrAfrikaans
- خياليArabic
- কাল্পনিকBengali
- imaginariCatalan, Valencian
- pomyslný, imaginárníCzech
- imaginær, fantasi-Danish
- eingebildet, imaginärGerman
- φανταστικόςGreek
- imaginarioSpanish
- imaginaari-, kuvitteellinen, imaginaarinenFinnish
- imaginaireFrench
- samhlaithe, samhlaitheach, samhailteachIrish
- mac-meanmnachScottish Gaelic
- imaxinarioGalician
- imaginárius, képzetes, képzeletbeliHungarian
- երեւակայականArmenian
- imajiner, khayal, khayalanIndonesian
- fiktiva, imaginita, imaginalaIdo
- immaginarioItalian
- ដែលមានតែក្នុងមនោគតិKhmer
- phantasticus, imaginariusLatin
- iedomāts, imaginārsLatvian
- काल्पनिकMarathi
- denkbeeldig, imaginairDutch
- innbiltNorwegian
- urojona, zmyślonyPolish
- imaginárioPortuguese
- imaginarRomanian
- воображаемый, вымышленный, мнимыйRussian
- imaginärSwedish
- -a kubuniSwahili
- sanalTurkish

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