What is real?

  • (adj): Coinciding with reality.
    Synonyms: veridical
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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 ... in 1501, with his brother Miguel Corte-Real and three caravels ...
Simula - Sample Code - Call By Name
... 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= m While k ...
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 ... the TV Sparta is situated along Interstate 20, while the real town is nowhere near any interstate ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "real":

  • (adj): (of property) fixed or immovable.
    Example: "Real property consists of land and buildings; real estate"
  • (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): Not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin.
    Example: "Real mink"
    Synonyms: true
  • (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 value measured in terms of purchasing power.
    Example: "Real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
  • (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): 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
  • (adj): Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary.
    Synonyms: substantial, material
  • (adj): Founded on practical matters.
    Example: "A recent graduate experiencing the real world for the first time"
  • (noun): An old small silver Spanish coin.
  • (noun): Any rational or irrational number.
    Synonyms: real number
  • (adj): Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something.
    Synonyms: actual, genuine, literal
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word real:

    To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death freely chosen, death at the right time, brightly and cheerfully accomplished amid children and witnesses: then a real farewell is still possible, as the one who is taking leave is still there; also a real estimate of what one has wished, drawing the sum of one’s life—all in opposition to the wretched and revolting comedy that Christianity has made of the hour of death.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    “I see nobody on the road,” said Alice.
    “I only wish I had such eyes,” the King remarked in a fretful tone. “To be able to see Nobody! And at that distance too! Why, it’s as much as I can do to see real people, by this light!”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    The modern American tourist now fills his experience with pseudo-events. He has come to expect both more strangeness and more familiarity than the world naturally offers. He has come to believe that he can have a lifetime of adventure in two weeks and all the thrills of risking his life without any real risk at all.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)