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Adjective
/iˈmajəˌnerē/,
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Existing only in the imagination,
  1. Existing only in the imagination
    • - Chris had imaginary conversations with her
  2. (of a number or quantity) Expressed in terms of the square root of a negative number (usually the square root of 1, represented by i or j)


  1. complex number: (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1
  2. fanciful: 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"
  3. Fallen is the debut studio album by American rock band Evanescence. It was released through Wind-up Records on March 4, 2003. The album is the band's most successful album to date, with more than seven million copies sold in the United States, and over fifteen million copies worldwide. ...
  4. Imaginary is an interactive traveling exhibition by the Mathematischen Forschungsinstituts Oberwolfach created for the Year of Mathematics 2008 in Germany. ...
  5. An imaginary, or social imaginary is the set of values, institutions, laws, and symbols common to a particular social group and the corresponding society. ...
  6. The Imaginary order is one of a triptych of terms in the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, along with the symbolic and the real. Each of the trio of terms emerged gradually over time, and underwent an evolution during the development of Lacan's thought. ...
  7. The Imaginary, first published in French in 1940, is one of Jean-Paul Sartre's important but often-overlooked works. It lays out Sartre's concepts of the imagination and what it says about the nature of human consciousness that we can imagine at all.
  8. The Imaginary is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It first appeared in the November 1942 issue of Super Science Stories and was reprinted in the 1972 collection The Early Asimov. ...
  9. (Imaginaries) In mathematical model theory, an imaginary element of a structure is roughly a definable equivalence class. These were introduced by , and elimination of imaginaries was introduced by
  10. Used here in its literal sense of 'image-inary', or to indicate something existing in personal or subjective reality and not yet carried through into objective reality (or cannot be expressed in terms of ordinary reality, as in 'imaginary numbers' in mathematics).
  11. There is a "jolly old elf" about whom parents around the world enjoy telling their children during the Christmas season. He is invested with personality; a physical description, a wife, employees, tools of his trade and so on. ...
  12. order of subjectivity; the attempt to find ourselves in what is not ourselves; see Lacan.
  13. not real, but produced from pictures or ideas in your mind
  14. The way that a group of people or a culture likes to think of itself, or a collective aspiration.
  15. this refers to the realm primarily of the visual, the sensory medium through which the infant first encounters and apprehends the world around it and will continue to do so for the rest of its life.  The basis of the Imaginary Order is the formation of the ego in the 'mirror stage. ...