Definition of imaginary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈmædʒɪnəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmædʒɪneri//
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existing only in your mind or imagination imaginary fears The equator is an imaginary line around the middle of the earth. I had an imaginary friend when I was a child. We must listen to their problems, real or imaginary. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin imaginarius, from imago, imagin- ‘image’.Extra examples a largely imaginary threat Children experience a lot of imaginary fears at this age. The story is wholly imaginary.
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