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  • coinciding with reality
    • perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception- F.A.Olafson
  • (of property) fixed or immovable
    • real property consists of land and buildings
  • having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
    • the substantial world
    • a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical
    • most ponderous and substantial things- Shakespeare
  • of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation
    • real prices
    • real income
    • real wages
  • being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    • her actual motive
    • a literal solitude like a desert- G.K.Chesterton
    • a genuine dilemma
  • capable of being treated as fact
    • tangible evidence
    • his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor
  • 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
  • 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
  • being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; not ghosts"
    • real objects
    • real people
    • a film based on real life
    • a real illness
    • real humility
    • Life is real! Life is earnest!- Longfellow
  • used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal
    • she was very gifted
    • he played very well
    • a really enjoyable evening
    • I'm real sorry about it
    • a rattling good yarn
  • an old small silver Spanish coin
  • the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos
  • any rational or irrational number
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