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i·mag·i·nar·y

 (ĭ-măj′ə-nĕr′ē)
adj.
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·ly adv.
i·mag′i·nar′i·ness n.
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Money changes hands, but, alas, Johnnie never even gets the imaginarily priced eggs that never existed