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## imaginary |

3 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Imaginary \Im*ag"i*na*ry\, a. [L. imaginarius: cf F. imaginaire.] Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal. Wilt thou add to all the griefs I suffer Imaginary ills and fancied tortures? --Addison. {Imaginary calculus} See under {Calculus}. {Imaginary expression} or {quantity} (Alg.), an algebraic expression which involves the impossible operation of taking the square root of a negative quantity; as [root]-9, a + b [root]-1. {Imaginary points}, {lines}, {surfaces}, etc (Geom.), points, lines, surfaces, etc., imagined to exist, although by reason of certain changes of a figure they have in fact ceased to have a real existence. Syn: Ideal; fanciful; chimerical; visionary; fancied; unreal; illusive. From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Imaginary \Im*ag"i*na*ry\, n. (Alg.) An imaginary expression or quantity. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: imaginary adj : not based on fact dubious; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "her imagined fame"; "to create a notional world for oneself" [syn: {fanciful}, {imagined}, {notional}]

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