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imaginary part

noun, Mathematics
the coefficient b in the complex number a + bi.
Compare real part.
Origin of imaginary part
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In a lot of science, we'd discard the imaginary part, but here maybe that can't be done.
British Dictionary definitions for imaginary part

imaginary part

the coefficient b in a complex number a + ib, where i = √–1
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