What does imaginary mean?

Definitions for imaginary
ɪˈmædʒ əˌnɛr iimag·i·nary

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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.

    Etymology: From imaginarius, from imago.

  2. imaginary(Noun)

    An imaginary quantity.

    Etymology: From imaginarius, from imago.

  3. imaginary(Adjective)

    existing only in the imagination

    Etymology: From imaginarius, from imago.

  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.

    Etymology: 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

How to pronounce imaginary?

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How to say imaginary in sign language?

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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

Examples of imaginary in a Sentence

  1. Franklin P. Adams:

    The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    One of the most tragicomic things in life is that when a man makes an imaginary thing – such as a religion – as his own flag and carries it all his life and even dies for it! An intelligent man has only one flag: Flag of reason and science!

  3. Eugenio Bito-onon Jr:

    This is very alarming, Quirino is on our path when we travel from Palawan to Pagasa. It is halfway and we normally stop there to rest, i feel something different. The Chinese are trying to choke us by putting an imaginary checkpoint there. It is a clear violation of our right to travel, impeding freedom of navigation.

  4. Larry Hogan:

    We don't think that we're going to be in any way ready to be out of this in five or six days or so, or whenever this 15 days is up from the time that they started this imaginary clock.

  5. Robert Jeffress:

    When you read the Bible you will discover that God reserved His harshest condemnation for individuals and nations that practiced idolatry – creating an imaginary god who conformed to a culture’s immorality.

Images & Illustrations of imaginary

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