Imaginariness Im*ag"i*na*ri*ness, n. The state or quality of being imaginary; unreality. [1913 Webster]

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  • imaginariness — noun see imaginary …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imaginariness — See imaginarily. * * * …   Universalium

  • imaginariness — noun the state of being imaginary …   Wiktionary

  • imaginariness — imag·i·nar·i·ness …   English syllables

  • imaginariness — ə̇ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌnerēnə̇s, rin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being imaginary * * * imagˈinariness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑imagine …   Useful english dictionary

  • imaginary — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. existing only in imagination ; lacking factual reality b. formed or characterized imaginatively or arbitrarily < his canvases, chiefly imaginary, somber landscapes Current Biography > 2. containing or relating… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imaginary — imaginarily, adv. imaginariness, n. /i maj euh ner ee/, adj., n., pl. imaginaries. adj. 1. existing only in the imagination or fancy; not real; fancied: an imaginary illness; the imaginary animals in the stories of Dr. Seuss. n. 2. Math. See… …   Universalium

  • imaginary — /ɪˈmædʒənəri / (say i majuhnuhree), / ənri/ (say uhnree) adjective 1. existing only in the imagination or fancy; not real; fancied: an imaginary illness. 2. Mathematics denoting or relating to a quantity or expression involving the square root of …   Australian English dictionary

  • imaginary — [i maj′i ner΄ē] adj. [L imaginarius] 1. existing only in the imagination; fanciful; unreal 2. Math. designating or of the square root of a negative quantity, or of a complex number that is not real imaginarily adv. imaginariness n …   English World dictionary

  • notionalness — ˈnotionalness rare 0. [f. as prec. + ness.] ‘Imaginariness’ (Bailey, 1730) …   Useful english dictionary

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