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## real

noun

### 1 real

Any rational or irrational number.

*synonym:* real number.

Dutch: reĆ«el getal

### 2 real

The basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos.

Polish: BRL, real

### 3 real

An old small silver Spanish coin.

Dutch: reaal

Polish: real

adjective

### 1 real

Being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory:

— Real objects.

— Real people; not ghosts.

— A film based on real life.

— A real illness.

— Real humility.

— Life is real! Life is earnest!.

*synonym:* existent.

Roget 1:
existing
*etc.*
*v.;*
existent,
under the sun;
in existence
*etc.*
*n.;*
extant;
afloat,
afoot,
on foot,
current,
prevalent;
undestroyed.
real,
actual,
positive,
absolute;
true
*etc.*
**494**;
substantial,
substantive;
self-existing,
self-existent;
essential.
well-founded,
well-grounded;
unideal^{†},
unimagined;
not potential
*etc.*
**2**;
authentic.
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Roget 84:
numeral,
complementary,
divisible,
aliquot,
reciprocal,
prime,
relatively prime,
fractional,
decimal,
figurate^{†},
incommensurable.
proportional,
exponential,
logarithmic,
logometric^{†},
differential,
fluxional^{†},
integral,
totitive^{†}.
positive,
negative;
rational,
irrational;
surd,
radical,
real;
complex,
imaginary;
finite;
infinite;
impossible.
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Polish: prawdziwy

### 2 real

No less than what is stated; worthy of the name.

### 3 real

### 4 real

Capable of being treated as fact:

— His brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor.

*synonym:* tangible.

### 5 real

Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something.

*synonyms:* actual, genuine, literal.

Roget 494:
real,
actual
*etc.*
*(existing)*
**
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**1**;
veritable,
true;
right,
correct;
certain
*etc.*
**474**;
substantially true,
categorically true,
definitively true
*&c.;*
true to the letter,
true as gospel;
unimpeachable;
veracious
*etc.*
**543**;
unreconfuted^{†},
unconfuted^{†};
unideal^{†},
unimagined;
realistic.
exact,
accurate,
definite,
precise,
well-defined,
just,
just so,
so;
strict,
severe;
close
*etc.*
*(similar)*
**17**;
literal;
rigid,
rigorous;
scrupulous
*etc.*
*(conscientious)*
**939**;
religiously exact,
punctual,
mathematical,
scientific;
**
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faithful,
constant,
unerring;
curious,
particular,
nice,
delicate,
fine;
clean-cut,
clear-cut.
verified,
empirically true,
experimentally verified,
substantiated,
proven
*(demonstrated)*
**478**.
rigorously true,
unquestionably true.
true by definition.
genuine,
authentic,
legitimate;
orthodox
*etc.*
983.1;
official,
ex officio.
pure,
natural,
sound,
sterling;
unsophisticated,
unadulterated,
unvarnished,
unalloyed,
uncolored;
in its true colors;
pukka^{†}.
well-grounded,
well founded;
solid,
substantial,
tangible,
valid;
undistorted,
undisguised;
unaffected,
**
**
unexaggerated,
unromantic,
unflattering.
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### 6 real

Of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation.

### 7 real

Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary.

*synonyms:* material, substantial.

Polish: substancjalny, substancjonalny

### 8 real

of property Fixed or immovable.

### 9 real

adverb

### 1 real

Used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal:

— A really enjoyable evening.

— I'm real sorry about it.

*synonyms:* rattling, really, very.

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