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imaginary

Maths involving or containing imaginary numbers. The imaginary part of a complex number, z, is usually written Imz
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(104) On the other hand, if intuition allows us to live like others, imaginarily, as if we were within them, then we would still find ourselves immediately knowledgeable of our free-will as given, without the need to know about the molecular activity that allegedly determines our free choices.
The new kind, on the contrary, rejects the metaphysic view of either the external world or the one made up within the text and thus is more authentically "literature" and more fully imaginarily charged.
Faulkner's rhetoric becomes almost alarmingly straightforward and uncomplicated, imaginarily suturing the traumatic gaps and uncanny imbrications explored in the narrative's first section.
Taking into consideration that they are both living on the outside of national parameters, but that they imaginarily "coexist" in the same "lesbian outside," it is clear that they belong to a neohomonation.
Money changes hands, but, alas, Johnnie never even gets the imaginarily priced eggs that never existed!
By bringing a specifically theatrical conception of presence to bear on his mediated experience of an imaginarily reconstructed 'live' performance, the author attempts what, in effect, amounts to an intermedial critical discourse on presence and absence.
Shamo'on adds that imaginative relaxation acts as the most distinctive feature of the human mind that gives the individual a chance to imaginarily change the unpleasant aspects of stressful situations in compensation for failure to change them in reality.
He imaginarily refuses to grow up, wishing to remain his mother's child forever, and avoiding thus his turning into an incestuous son.
If the mimes, gestures, and body movements in Western theatre are used to inject a sense of realism, actuality, and immediacy into the dramatic scenes of the play, this physical language in Peking opera is employed imaginarily, symbolically, and abstractly.
verba that the tractates, perhaps entirely imaginarily, posit.
The novels, though mainly set in London, either devote a part of the narrative to depict first-generation characters that migrate to Britain from ex-colonial territories--Jamaica in Small Island, Bangladesh in Brick Lane--or show characters forced to imaginarily cross continents in an attempt to trace their roots back and negotiate their present identity status in Britain (such is the case of Irie and Millat in White Teeth).
I shall discuss three Holocaust hybrid texts whose constructors represent both cases: Elie Wiesel's novel, Night (French 1958/English 1960), factually rooted in the author's personal experience, as well as two novels: Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl (1989) and Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated (2002), imaginarily roundabout artistic representations of the catastrophic event.