Imaginary can refer to:

  • Imaginary (sociology), a concept in sociology
  • The Imaginary (psychoanalysis), a concept by Jacques Lacan
  • Imaginary number, a concept in mathematics
  • Imaginary time, a concept in physics
  • Imagination, a mental faculty
  • Object of the mind, an object of the imagination
  • Imaginary friend
  • Imaginary Records, a record label

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Famous quotes containing the word imaginary:

    Fiction is not imagination. It is what anticipates imagination by giving it the form of reality. This is quite opposite to our own natural tendency which is to anticipate reality by imagining it, or to flee from it by idealizing it. That is why we shall never inhabit true fiction; we are condemned to the imaginary and nostalgia for the future.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    Avarice, the spur of industry, is so obstinate a passion, and works its way through so many real dangers and difficulties, that it is not likely to be scared by an imaginary danger, which is so small that it scarcely admits of calculation.
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the spectre of Communism.
    —A.J.P. (Alan John Percivale)