REAL

real

1. [Adjective]: being value measured in terms of purchasing power; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"

2. [Adjective]: 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

3. [Adjective]: 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!"- Longfellow

4. [Noun]: an old small silver Spanish coin

5. [Noun]: any rational or irrational number

6. [Adverb]: 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"

7. possible to be treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"

8. not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin; "real mink"; "true gold"

9. coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson

10. (of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of land and buildings; real estate"

11. founded on practical matters; "a recent graduate experiencing the real world for the first time"

12. 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"

13. 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"

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