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Fantasy vs. Imaginary — What's the Difference?

Fantasy vs. Imaginary — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Fantasy and Imaginary

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Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real world myth and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy literature and drama.

Imaginary

Existing only in the imagination
Chris had imaginary conversations with her

Fantasy

The faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things
His researches had moved into the realms of fantasy
A fantasy world

Imaginary

(of a number or quantity) expressed in terms of the square root of a negative number (usually the square root of −1, represented by i or j).

Fantasy

A fantasia.
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Imaginary

Having existence only in the imagination; unreal.

Fantasy

Imagine the occurrence of; fantasize about
It is ludicrous to fantasy ‘disinventing’ the hydrogen bomb

Imaginary

Of or being the coefficient of the imaginary unit in a complex number.

Fantasy

The creative imagination; unrestrained fancy.

Imaginary

Of, involving, or being an imaginary number.

Fantasy

Something, such as an invention, that is a creation of the fancy.

Imaginary

Involving only a complex number of which the real part is zero.

Fantasy

A capricious or fantastic idea; a conceit.

Imaginary

An imaginary number.

Fantasy

A genre of fiction or other artistic work characterized by fanciful or supernatural elements.

Imaginary

Existing only in the imagination.
Unicorns are imaginary.

Fantasy

A work of this genre.

Imaginary

Having no real part; that part of a complex number which is a multiple of \sqrt{-1} (called imaginary unit).

Fantasy

An imagined event or sequence of mental images, such as a daydream, usually fulfilling a wish or psychological need.

Imaginary

Imagination; fancy.

Fantasy

An unrealistic or improbable supposition.

Imaginary

(mathematics) An imaginary quantity.

Fantasy

(Music) See fantasia.

Imaginary

(sociology) The set of values, institutions, laws, and symbols common to a particular social group and the corresponding society through which people imagine their social whole.

Fantasy

A coin issued especially by a questionable authority and not intended for use as currency.

Imaginary

Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal.
Wilt thou add to all the griefs I sufferImaginary ills and fancied tortures?

Fantasy

(Obsolete) A hallucination.

Imaginary

An imaginary expression or quantity.

Fantasy

Relating to or being a game in which participants act as owners of imaginary sports teams whose personnel consists of actual players selected from a professional sports league and team performance is determined by the combined statistics of the players.

Imaginary

Not based on fact; dubious;
The falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties
A small child's imaginary friends
Her imagined fame
To create a notional world for oneself

Fantasy

To imagine; visualize.

Fantasy

That which comes from one's imagination.

Fantasy

(literature) The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and the supernatural, imaginary worlds and creatures, etc.

Fantasy

A fantastical design.

Fantasy

(slang) The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.

Fantasy

To fantasize (about).

Fantasy

(obsolete) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like.

Fantasy

(transitive) To imagine; to conceive mentally.

Fantasy

Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor.
Is not this something more than fantasy ?
A thousand fantasiesBegin to throng into my memory.

Fantasy

Fantastic designs.
Embroidered with fantasies and flourishes of gold thread.

Fantasy

To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy.
Which he doth most fantasy.

Fantasy

Imagination unrestricted by reality;
A schoolgirl fantasy

Fantasy

Fiction with a large amount of fantasy in it;
She made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies

Fantasy

Something many people believe that is false;
They have the illusion that I am very wealthy

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