imaginary imaginary  /ɪ ˈmæ dʒə ˌnɛ ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1
  2. (adj) not based on fact; unreal

Usage(s):

  • Parents may worry about a child's imaginary friends, but a new study finds much to love about them.

News

  1. Common Core foes spreading misinformation, Duncan says

    In Tuesday speech, Arne Duncan defends Common Core standards, says criticisms are “imaginary
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. 'Perception' Season 2: Eric McCormack previews the return of Dr. Daniel Pierce

    When we last left Dr. Daniel Pierce at the end of Season 1 of "Perception," he'd gone back on his medication and begun to form a relationship with Caroline, the woman who imaginary Natalie had been based on. As we pick back with Daniel in the start of Season 2 (premiering Tuesday, June 25), the man who portrays him tells us that it's going to be a struggle for the good doctor to stay on his meds ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  3. Imaginary Stylish Toddler Sweeps Pinterest

    The blog Fucked in Park Slope uncovered a gem from the soul-sucking depths of Pinterest. There you'll find a board titled My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter (that reads like the next big meme), culled by "Wife, mother, freelance writer, aspiring novelist, maker of incredible cookies, kitchen dancer...middle child" Tiffany Beveridge. Each ... More »
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called Wednesday's tests "evidence that the missile threat is not an imaginary one."
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: USA Today

  2. "I say with much humility and respect that this is an imaginary banking scheme," Noriega told the court in Spanish through his interpreter on the second day of his trial.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Manuel Noriega Source: Before It's News

  3. "I was born here in the middle of the previous century, and spent the last 30 years writing about imaginary versions of the current century," Gibson said in a short address Saturday. "Somehow, I never expected to see Conway in the 21st...
    on May 10, 2008 By: William Gibson Source: International Herald Tribune

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