English version

imaginary

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimaginaryi‧ma‧gi‧na‧ry /ɪˈmædʒənəri $ -neri/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 IMAGINEnot real, but produced from pictures or ideas in your mindfictional 🔊 As she listened, she played an imaginary piano on her knees. 🔊 We must protect older people from harm, whether it is real or imaginary.
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imaginaryThe events described in the book are imaginary.We've used an imaginary case history to illustrate them.If such individuals and such imaginary conversations could provide Mrs Clinton with guidance, she had every right to seek them out.Cadets are in disarray, Directing Staff shouting advice and encouragement, and the imaginary enemy winning!When Linda was a child she had an imaginary friend called Booboo.As if Pike was behind an imaginary glass wall, cut off from the rest of the Church.He pointed an imaginary gun at me and pretended to shoot.She'd always had to have an imaginary life simultaneously, as the real one was inadequate.Many young children have imaginary playmates.Father saw me throwing imaginary punches on the stairs, and asked me to show him.Frankie was the kind of guy who lived in an imaginary world all of his own.The individual suspends his critical judgement and involvement in external reality to becoming passively absorbed in an imaginary world.
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