Imaginary and Theoretical


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Imaginary adjective – Not real and existing only in the imagination.
Usage example: told by the psychologist that it was perfectly normal for their child to have an imaginary friend

Theoretical is a synonym for imaginary in ideal topic. In some cases you can use "Theoretical" instead an adjective "Imaginary", when it comes to topics like vision, fictitious, virtual.
Nearby Words: imagination, imaginative
Synonyms for Imaginary


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Theoretical adjective – Existing only as an assumption or speculation.
Imaginary is a synonym for theoretical in ideal topic. You can use "Imaginary" instead an adjective "Theoretical", if it concerns topics such as vision.
Nearby Words: theory, theoretic, theoretically, theorist, theoretician
Synonyms for Theoretical

Things that words describes

power imaginary power theoretical power
part imaginary part theoretical part
construct imaginary construct theoretical construct
physics imaginary physics theoretical physics
Other nouns: version, persona.

Both words in one sentence

  • Deflector Shields aka: Deflector Shield Star Ocean: Till the End of Time explains ship-based deflector shields has shunting energy to a theoretical dimension based on imaginary numbers.
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