pure imaginary


: a complex number that is solely the product of a real number other than zero and the imaginary unit
pure imaginary adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pure imaginary was in 1947

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“Pure imaginary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pure%20imaginary. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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