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imaginary meaning

EN[ɪˈmadʒɪn(ə)ɹi] [ɪˈmadʒɪˌnɛɹi]
US
WImaginary
  • Imaginary can refer to:
  • Imaginary (sociology), a concept in sociology
  • The Imaginary (psychoanalysis), a concept by Jacques Lacan
  • Imaginary number, a concept in mathematics
  • Imaginary time, a concept in physics
  • Imagination, a mental faculty
  • Object of the mind, an object of the imagination
  • Imaginary friend
  • Imaginary Records, a record label

    Definition of imaginary in English Dictionary

  • NounPLimaginariesSUF-ary
    1. Imagination; fancy.
      1. (mathematics) An imaginary quantity.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore imaginarySUPmost imaginary
        1. existing only in the imagination.
          1. She isn't real, she's imaginary.
        2. (mathematics) of a number, having no real part; that part of a complex number which is a multiple of the square root of -1.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • In Noises Off we're hurled through the first act--in three different incarnations--from an imaginary very silly, veddy British sex farce, Nothing On, that's deservedly playing the provinces.
            • On Tuesday evening CNN had found two suitemates who recounted some of the most chilling details about the gunman, Cho Seung-Hui, including that he had an imaginary girlfriend named Jelly.
            • The poem re-enchants the bull by setting imaginary walls and thresholds around it.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            1. en imaginary unit
            2. en imaginary axes
            3. en imaginary axis
            4. en imaginary part
            5. en imaginary parts
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of imaginary for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "imaginary" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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