Imaginary 6 results for: imaginary

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source

im·ag·i·nar·y      /ɪˈmćdʒəˌnɛri/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[i-maj-uh-ner-ee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation adjective, noun, plural -ries.

–adjective

1.

existing only in the imagination or fancy; not real; fancied: an imaginary illness; the imaginary animals in the stories of Dr. Seuss.

–noun

2.

Mathematics. imaginary number.


[Origin: 1350–1400; ME < L imāginārius, equiv. to imāgin-, (s. of imāgō) image + -ārius -ary]


im·ag·i·nar·i·ly, adverb

im·ag·i·nar·i·ness, noun

 

1. fanciful, visionary, shadowy, chimerical, baseless, illusory.

1. real.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source

mag·i·nar·y       (ĭ-māj'ə-něr'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
adj.  

1.              Having existence only in the imagination; unreal.

2.              Mathematics

a.                       Of or being the coefficient of the imaginary unit in a complex number.

b.                      Of, involving, or being an imaginary number.

c.                       Involving only a complex number of which the real part is zero.


n.   pl. i·mag·i·nar·ies Mathematics
An imaginary number.

i·mag'i·nar'i·ly adv., i·mag'i·nar'i·ness n.

(Download Now or Buy the Book)

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

WordNet - Cite This Source

imaginary


adjective

1. 

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" [syn: fanciful


noun

1. 

(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



WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version) - Cite This Source
iˈmaginary
adjective

existing only in the mind or imagination; not real
Example: Her illnesses are usually imaginary.

Arabic:

خَـيالي

Chinese (Simplified):

想象中的

Chinese (Traditional):

想象中的

Czech:

domnělý

Danish:

indbildt

Dutch:

denkbeeldig

Estonian:

väljamőeldud

Finnish:

kuviteltu

French:

imaginaire

German:

eingebildet

Greek:

φανταστικός

Hungarian:

képzeletbeli

Icelandic:

ímyndađur

Indonesian:

khayalan

Italian:

immaginario

Japanese:

想像上の

Korean:

상상의, 가공의

Latvian:

iedomāts; šķietams

Lithuanian:

įsivaizduojamas, išgalvotas

Norwegian:

innbilt, tenkt, fingert

Polish:

wymyślony

Portuguese (Brazil):

imaginário

Portuguese (Portugal):

imaginário

Romanian:

imaginar

Russian:

мнимый

Slovak:

zdanlivý

Slovenian:

namišljen

Spanish:

imaginario

Swedish:

inbillad, imaginär

Turkish:

hayal ürünü, hayalî

 

See also: imaginative, imagination, imagine


Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version), © 2000-2006 K Dictionaries Ltd.

Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary - Cite This Source

Main Entry: imag·i·nary
Pronunciation:
im-'aj-&-"ner-E
Function: adjective
: existing only in imagination : lacking factual reality <imaginary fears> <the patient's illness was imaginary>

Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.

On-line Medical Dictionary - Cite This Source

imaginary

imaginary: in CancerWEB's On-line Medical Dictionary

On-line Medical Dictionary, © 1997-98 Academic Medical Publishing & CancerWEB

View results from: Dictionary | Thesaurus | Encyclopedia | All Reference | the Web

 

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/imaginary