What is real?

  • (adj): Not to be taken lightly.
    Example: "Statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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In The Heat Of The Night (TV series) - Locations
... While there is a real Sparta, the version of Sparta shown on television is very different from the real town ...
Volume 8: The Threat Is Real
... Volume 8 The Threat is Real is the eighth studio album by American heavy metal band Anthrax ... Volume 8 The Threat Is Real debuted at #118 on the Billboard 200 charts ...
Collatz Conjecture - Extensions To Larger Domains - Iterating On Real or Complex Numbers
... The Collatz map can be viewed as the restriction to the integers of the smooth real and complex map which simplifies to If the standard Collatz map defined above is optimized by replacing the relation 3n + 1 with ...
Gaspar Corte-Real
... Gaspar Corte-Real (c ... He was the youngest of three sons of João Vaz Corte-Real, also a Portuguese explorer, and had accompanied his father on his expeditions to North America ... a second voyage to Greenland in 1501, with his brother Miguel Corte-Real and three caravels ...
Simula - Sample Code - Call By Name
... Another much simpler example is the summation function which can be implemented as follows Real Procedure Sigma (k, m, n, u) Name k, u Integer k, m, n Real u Begin Real s k ...

More definitions of "real":

  • (adj): No less than what is stated; worthy of the name.
    Example: "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"
  • (adj): Coinciding with reality.
    Synonyms: veridical
  • (adj): Being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory.
    Example: "Real objects"; "real people; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
    Synonyms: existent
  • (noun): Any rational or irrational number.
    Synonyms: real number
  • (adv): Used as intensifiers; 'real' is sometimes used informally for 'really'; 'rattling' is informal.
    Example: "I'm real sorry about it"
    Synonyms: very, really, rattling
  • (adj): Founded on practical matters.
    Example: "A recent graduate experiencing the real world for the first time"
  • (adj): Not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin.
    Example: "Real mink"
    Synonyms: true
  • (adj): Being value measured in terms of purchasing power.
    Example: "Real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
  • (adj): (of property) fixed or immovable.
    Example: "Real property consists of land and buildings; real estate"
  • (noun): An old small silver Spanish coin.
  • (adj): Possible to be treated as fact.
    Example: "His brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
    Synonyms: tangible
  • (adj): Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something.
    Synonyms: actual, genuine, literal
  • (adj): Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary.
    Synonyms: substantial, material

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