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imaginary number, complex quantity, complex number, imaginary
n. (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1
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notional, imaginary, fanciful
adj. 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"
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speculative, notional
adj. not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge"
wild-eyed, romantic, quixotic
adj. not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic; "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"; "a romantic disregard for money"; "a wild-eyed dream of a world state"
conjectural
adj. based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"
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delusory, deceptive
adj. causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"
surreal, dreamlike
adj. resembling a dream; "night invested the lake with a dreamlike quality"; "as irrational and surreal as a dream"
eye-deceiving, trompe-l'oeil
adj. creating the illusion of seeing reality; "the visual deception of trompe-l'oeil art"
legendary, fabled
adj. celebrated in fable or legend; "the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox"; "legendary exploits of Jesse James"
fictive
adj. capable of imaginative creation; "fictive talent"
mythologic, mythological, mythical, mythic, fabulous
adj. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity; "mythical centaurs"; "the fabulous unicorn"
fanciful
adj. having a curiously intricate quality; "a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers"
hallucinatory
adj. characterized by or characteristic of hallucination ; "the bizarre hallucinatory dreams of fever"- Jean Stafford
illusional, illusionary
adj. marked by or producing illusion; "illusionary stage effects"
illusory, illusive
adj. based on or having the nature of an illusion; "illusive hopes of finding a better job"; "Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy"
make-believe, pretend
adj. imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
phantom
adj. something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb"
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