imaginary part

noun Mathematics.
the coefficient b in the complex number a + bi.
Compare real part.


Origin:
1925–30

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imaginary part
 
n
the coefficient b in a complex number a + ib, where i = √--1

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In a lot of science, we'd discard the imaginary part, but here maybe that can't be done.
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