What does imaginary mean?

Definitions for imaginary
ɪˈmædʒ əˌnɛr iimag·i·na·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. 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

  1. imaginarynoun

    Imagination; fancy.

    Etymology: From imaginarius, from imago.

  2. imaginarynoun

    An imaginary quantity.

    Etymology: From imaginarius, from imago.

  3. imaginaryadjective

    existing only in the imagination

    Etymology: From imaginarius, from imago.

  4. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imaginaryadjective

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

  2. Imaginarynoun

    an imaginary expression or quantity

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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. Alireza Salehi Nejad:

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

  2. Edgar Watson Howe:

    Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.

  3. Henry Louis Mencken:

    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and hence clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

  4. Sylvester Stallone:

    I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had, steve Jobs.

  5. Hami Aksoy:

    The claims in the report about Syrians being forcibly sent back, threatened and mistreated are false and imaginary, our country is reiterating at every opportunity that the return of migrants needs to be done voluntarily and safely, and that this process must be carried out in line with international laws.

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