In general, an imaginary line is any sort of line that has only an abstract definition, and does not exist in fact.
As a geographical concept, an imaginary line may serve as an arbitrary division (such as a border). It may also be a standardized mark that serves as a measurement or point of reference (such as a circle of latitude or the Prime Meridian).
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... any who crossed an imaginary line in the direction of our forces was destroyed, shot down ... The imaginary line was actually the range of the missile batteries in Syria proper ... The basic tactic of the Syrian air force is to take to the air and to cross this imaginary line, which brings them outside the protective range of their home-based ...
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