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(mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1

not based on fact

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The aerial being which was dimly outlined amid this quivering of wings, appeared to you chimerical, imaginary, impossible to touch, impossible to see.
That he was making a supreme effort to render his imaginary creatures deadly was apparent.
But Miss Allan replied without any hesitation, "I was thinking of my imaginary uncle.
Wingrave--an American--with imaginary letters of introduction to us.
The master-trainer walked out of the rope square, stepped forward to an imaginary line, and looked down and out and up as if he were gazing at the pit of the orchestra beneath him, across at the body of the house, and up into the galleries.
The critical reader may possibly notice a tone of almost boisterous gayety in certain parts of these imaginary Confessions.
Over the eternal collars and cuffs in the factory Maggie spent the most of three days in making imaginary sketches of Pete and his daily environment.
The desire for imaginary benefits often involves the loss of present blessings.
A little farther along he came to a bridge across an imaginary stream, where a Civil Engineer (who had built the bridge) demanded something for interest on his investment, and it was forthcoming.
In political geography, an imaginary line between two
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And More mixes what is real and what is imaginary so quaintly that it is not wonderful that many of the people of his own day thought that Utopia was a real place.
Permit me," he continued, "to recount to you briefly how certain ardent spirits, starting on imaginary journeys, have penetrated the secrets of our satellite.
In order to make it clear how, as I believe, natural selection acts, I must beg permission to give one or two imaginary illustrations.
The name, which is Greek, means No-Place, and the book is one of the most famous of that series of attempts to outline an imaginary ideal condition of society which begins with Plato's 'Republic' and has continued to our own time.