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complex conjugate

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Either one of a pair of complex numbers whose real parts are identical and whose imaginary parts differ only in sign; for example, 6 + 4i and 6 - 4i are complex conjugates.

complex conjugate

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(Mathematics) maths the complex number whose imaginary part is the negative of that of a given complex number, the real parts of both numbers being equal: a ib is the complex conjugate of a +ib.
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Noun1.complex conjugate - either of two complex numbers whose real parts are identical and whose imaginary parts differ only in sign
complex number, complex quantity, imaginary, imaginary number - (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1
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