complex number

noun
(mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1 (Freq. 3)
Topics: ↑mathematics, ↑math, ↑maths
Hypernyms: ↑number

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noun or complex quantity
: a number or expression of the form a+bi, where a and b are real numbers and i=√‒̅1

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a mathematical expression (a + bi) in which a and b are real numbers and i2 = -1.
[1825-35]

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complex number noun
The sum of a real and an imaginary number
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Main Entry:complex

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complex number,
the sum of a real number and an imaginary number.

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ˌcomplex ˈnumber 7 [complex number] noun (mathematics)
a number containing both a ↑real number and an ↑imaginary number

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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