imaginary unit


noun Mathematics.

the complex number i.

Nearby words

  1. imaginal,
  2. imaginary,
  3. imaginary axis,
  4. imaginary number,
  5. imaginary part,
  6. imagination,
  7. imaginative,
  8. imagine,
  9. imagineer,
  10. imagineering

Origin of imaginary unit

First recorded in 1905–10

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