pure imaginary
noun Date: 1947 a complex number that is solely the product of a real number other than zero and the imaginary unit • pure imaginary adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pure imaginary — noun : a complex number of the form ai where a is any real number and i=√‒̅1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • pure imaginary number — noun an imaginary number of the form a+bi where a is 0 • Hypernyms: ↑complex number, ↑complex quantity, ↑imaginary number, ↑imaginary • Hyponyms: ↑imaginary part, ↑imaginary part of a complex number * * * Math …   Useful english dictionary

  • pure imaginary number — Math. a complex number of the form iy where y is a real number and i = sqrt( 1);. * * * …   Universalium

  • imaginary number — n. a complex number in the form a + bi where b is not zero: when a is zero, it is a pure imaginary number …   English World dictionary

  • imaginary number — noun (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of 1 • Syn: ↑complex number, ↑complex quantity, ↑imaginary • Topics: ↑mathematics, ↑math, ↑maths …   Useful english dictionary

  • imaginary number — Math. Also called imaginary, pure imaginary number. a complex number having its real part equal to zero. [1905 10] * * * Any number of the form a + bi where a and b are real numbers, i is the square root of 1, and b is not zero. If a is zero, the …   Universalium

  • imaginary part — noun the part of a complex number that has the square root of 1 as a factor • Syn: ↑imaginary part of a complex number • Hypernyms: ↑pure imaginary number • Part Holonyms: ↑complex number, ↑complex quantity, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • imaginary part of a complex number — noun the part of a complex number that has the square root of 1 as a factor • Syn: ↑imaginary part • Hypernyms: ↑pure imaginary number • Part Holonyms: ↑complex number, ↑complex quantity, ↑imaginary number, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • imaginary number — noun Date: circa 1911 a complex number (as 2 + 3i) in which the coefficient of the imaginary unit is not zero called also imaginary compare pure imaginary …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imaginary —    by John Lechte   In Lacanian psychoanalysis, the Imaginary is one of three relatively permanent orders constitutive of human subjectivity, the others being the Symbolic (which includes language, signs and symbols of all kinds) and the Real.… …   The Baudrillard dictionary

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