imaginary

  • 1Imaginary — can refer to:* Imaginary (sociology), a concept in sociology * 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 enemy… …

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  • 2Imaginary — Im*ag i*na*ry, a. [L. imaginarius: cf. F. imaginaire.] Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal. [1913 Webster] Wilt thou add to all the griefs I suffer Imaginary ills and fancied tortures? Addison. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Imaginary — «Imaginary» Сингл Evanescence из альбома Fallen Выпущен 2004 Формат CD, Цифровая дистрибуция …

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  • 4imaginary — adj 1 Imaginary, fanciful, visionary, fantastic, chimerical, quixotic are comparable when they are applied to conceptions or to the persons who form the conceptions and mean unreal or unbelievable and out of keeping with things as they are or… …

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  • 5Imaginary — «Imaginary» Sencillo de Evanescence del álbum Fallen Formato CD Grabación 2003 Género(s) Metal Gótico Rock Gotico Duración …

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  • 6imaginary — imaginary, imaginative Imaginary means ‘existing only in the imagination, not real’, whereas imaginative means ‘having or showing a high degree of imagination’. Both words can be applied to people as well as things; an imaginary person is one who …

    Modern English usage

  • 7Imaginary — Im*ag i*na*ry, n. (Alg.) An imaginary expression or quantity. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8imaginary — (adj.) not real, late 14c., ymaginaire, from IMAGINE (Cf. imagine) + ARY (Cf. ary); or else from L.L. imaginarius seeming, fancied, from imaginari. Imaginary friend (one who does not exist) attested by 1789 …

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  • 9imaginary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) existing only in the imagination. 2) Mathematics expressed in terms of the square root of 1 (represented by i or j): imaginary numbers. DERIVATIVES imaginarily adverb …

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  • 10imaginary — index artificial, delusive, fictitious, hypothetical, illusory, insubstantial, nonexistent, speculative …

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  • 11imaginary — [adj] fictitious, invented abstract, apocryphal, apparitional, assumed, chimerical, deceptive, delusive, dreamed up*, dreamlike, dreamy, fabulous, fancied, fanciful, fantastic, fictional, figmental, fool’s paradise*, hallucinatory, hypothetical,… …

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  • 12imaginary — [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 …

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  • 13imaginary —    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

  • 14Imaginary — Titelbild der Ausstellung: Zitrus von Herwig Hauser Imaginary ist eine Wanderausstellung mit interaktiven mathematischen Objekten, die erstmals im Dezember 2007 in München gezeigt wurde. Konzipiert wurde die Ausstellung vom Mathematischen… …

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  • 15imaginary — 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&#8230; …

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  • 16imaginary — 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&#8230; …

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  • 17imaginary — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, purely, wholly ▪ The characters in this book are purely imaginary. ▪ …

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  • 18imaginary — [[t]ɪmæ̱ʤɪnəri, AM neri[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n An imaginary person, place, or thing exists only in your mind or in a story, and not in real life. Lots of children have imaginary friends. ...creating an imaginary world …

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  • 19imaginary — imag·i·nary im aj ə .ner ē adj existing only in imagination: lacking factual reality &LT;imaginary fears&GT; &LT;an imaginary illness&GT; …

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  • 20imaginary — i|ma|gi|na|ry [ıˈmædʒınəri US neri] adj not real, but produced from pictures or ideas in your mind ▪ As she listened, she played an imaginary piano on her knees. ▪ We must protect older people from harm, whether it is real or imaginary …

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