Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective existing in the mind only; not real or actual.

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  • adjective Conceived or envisioned in the mind.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of imagin.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of imagine.

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Examples

  • This establishment of the party-state, or "uncivil society" (by contrast with what he identifies as the imagined or idealized "civil society" celebrated by dissident and Western intellectuals at the time), "brought down its own system."

    1989!

  • Sometimes the imagined is as telling as the fact-based.

    On Sight

  • Although the police team are not exactly how I had imagined from the books, the actor playing Erlunder was convincing in the role, really inhabiting the morose detective's skin and with the requisite intense focus.

    Watching the film Jar City

  • It looks just like my brain imagined it when I read the story the first time.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • Although the police team are not exactly how I had imagined from the books, the actor playing Erlunder was convincing in the role, really inhabiting the morose detective's skin and with the requisite intense focus.

    February 2009

  • Although the police team are not exactly how I had imagined from the books, the actor playing Erlunder was convincing in the role, really inhabiting the morose detective's skin and with the requisite intense focus.

    Film

  • Nothing like how I imagined from the comics, or the animated series, or how it was hinted at in the previous films.

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine [Ryan's Review] « Giant Killer Squid - Film, Comics, News, Reviews and more

  • Basically I am looking for songs set in imagined worlds.

    Readers recommend: fantasy songs

  • If progressives were interested in mitigating inequality, they would support the dynamism of free markets to allow the merit of ideas, products and services to win the day rather than stifle companies and pick winners in the name of imagined "progress."

    Notable & Quotable

  • Although the police team are not exactly how I had imagined from the books, the actor playing Erlunder was convincing in the role, really inhabiting the morose detective's skin and with the requisite intense focus.

    Watching the film Jar City

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