1. existing only in the imagination or fancy; not real; fancied: an imaginary illness.
2. Mathematics denoting or relating to a quantity or expression involving the square root of a negative quantity.
–noun (plural imaginaries)
3. Mathematics an imaginary expression or quantity.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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