Associations to the word «Imaginary»


IMAGINARY, adjective. Existing only in the imagination.
IMAGINARY, adjective. (mathematics) of a number, having no real part; that part of a complex number which is a multiple of the square root of -1.
IMAGINARY, noun. Imagination; fancy. [from 16th c.]
IMAGINARY, noun. (mathematics) An imaginary quantity. [from 18th c.]
IMAGINARY AXES, noun. Plural of imaginary axis
IMAGINARY AXIS, noun. (mathematics) The vertical line in the complex plane, every point on which corresponds to a complex number having zero real component
IMAGINARY NUMBER, noun. (complex analysis) A number of the form ai, where a is a real number and i the imaginary unit
IMAGINARY NUMBERS, noun. Plural of imaginary number
IMAGINARY PART, noun. (complex analysis) Of a complex number a + bi, where a and b are real numbers, the value b.
IMAGINARY PARTS, noun. Plural of imaginary part
IMAGINARY UNIT, noun. (complex analysis) A complex number, usually denoted with i, that is defined as \(i^2 = -1\)
IMAGINARY UNITS, noun. Plural of imaginary unit

Dictionary definition

IMAGINARY, noun. (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1.
IMAGINARY, adjective. 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".

Wise words

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