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Definition of Real
Adjective: real (realer,realest) ree(-u)l
- Being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
"real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"; "real objects";
- No less than what is stated; worthy of the name
"the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money"
- Not to be taken lightly
"statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"
- Capable of being treated as fact
"his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor";
- Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
"her real motive";
- actual, genuine, literal
- (economics) of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation
"real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
- Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
"the real world";
- substantial, material
- (of property) fixed or immovable
"real property consists of land and buildings"
- Coinciding with reality
"perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to real perception";
Usage: N. Amer
- Used as an intensifier
"I'm real sorry about it";
- very, really, rattling, dirty [Brit], extremely, thoroughly, exceedingly, enormously, tremendously, hugely, staggeringly
- Any rational or irrational number
- real number
- The basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos
- An old small silver Spanish coin
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