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## i·mag·i·nar·y

(ĭ-măj′ə-nĕr′ē)
1. Having existence only in the imagination; unreal.
2. Mathematics
a. Of or being the coefficient of the imaginary unit in a complex number.
b. Of, involving, or being an imaginary number.
c. Involving only a complex number of which the real part is zero.
n. pl. i·mag·i·nar·ies Mathematics
An imaginary number.

i·mag′i·nar′i·ness n.

## imaginary

(ɪˈmædʒɪnərɪ; -dʒɪnrɪ)
1. existing in the imagination; unreal; illusory
2. (Mathematics) maths involving or containing imaginary numbers. The imaginary part of a complex number, z, is usually written Imz
imˈaginariness n

## im•ag•i•nar•y

(ɪˈmædʒ əˌnɛr i)

1. existing only in the imagination or fancy; not real; fancied.
n.
im•ag′i•nar`i•ness, n.

## imaginary

imaginative
1. 'imaginary'

Something that is imaginary exists only in someone's imagination, and not in real life.

Many children develop fears of imaginary dangers.
...pictures of completely imaginary plants.
2. 'imaginative'

Imaginative people are good at forming ideas of new and exciting things.

...an imaginative schoolteacher.

You can also describe someone's ideas as imaginative.

...an imaginative scheme.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 imaginary - (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementnumber - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"complex conjugate - either of two complex numbers whose real parts are identical and whose imaginary parts differ only in signreal, real number - any rational or irrational numberpure imaginary number - an imaginary number of the form a+bi where a is 0imaginary part, imaginary part of a complex number - the part of a complex number that has the square root of -1 as a factor Adj. 1 imaginary - 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"unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"

## imaginary

adjective Lots of children have imaginary friends.

## imaginary

Existing only in the imagination:
Translations
خياليخَـياليخَيَالِيٌّ
pomyslnýdomnělýimaginární
indbildt
kuviteltu
izmišljen
imagináriusképzeletbeliképzetes
ímyndaîur

상상의
namišljen
มีอยู่แต่ในความนึกคิด
hayal ürünühayalihayalî
không có thật

## imaginary

adj danger; charactersfrei ersonnen, erfunden; frienderfunden; linevorgestellt; imaginary worldFantasiewelt f; an imaginary case

## imagine

(iˈmӕdʒin) verb
1. to form a mental picture of (something). I can imagine how you felt.
2. to see or hear etc (something which is not true or does not exist). Children often imagine that there are frightening animals under their beds; You're just imagining things!
3. to think; to suppose. I imagine (that) he will be late.
existing only in the mind or imagination; not real. Her illnesses are usually imaginary.
iˌmagiˈnation noun
1. (the part of the mind which has) the ability to form mental pictures. I can see it all in my imagination.
2. the creative ability of a writer etc. This book shows a lot of imagination.
3. the seeing etc of things which do not exist. There was no-one there – it was just your imagination.
iˈmaginative (-nətiv) , ((American) -neitiv) adjective
(negative unimaginative) having, or created with, imagination. an imaginative writer; This essay is interesting and imaginative.

## imaginary

pomyslný indbildt kuviteltu izmišljen 想像の 상상의 inbillad มีอยู่แต่ในความนึกคิด không có thật

## imaginary

a. imaginario-a, ilusorio-a.
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