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real

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1. Philosophy existent or relating to actual existence (as opposed to nonexistent, potential, contingent, or apparent)
2. Economics (of prices, incomes, wages, etc.) considered in terms of purchasing power rather than nominal currency value
3. denoting or relating to immovable property such as land and tenements
4. Physics See image
5. Maths involving or containing real numbers alone; having no imaginary part
6. Music
a. (of the answer in a fugue) preserving the intervals as they appear in the subject
b. denoting a fugue as having such an answer
7. short for real number

real

2
a former small Spanish or Spanish-American silver coin

real

3 the standard monetary unit of Brazil, divided into 100 centavos
2. a former coin of Portugal

real

(1)
Not simulated. Often used as a specific antonym to virtual in any of its jargon senses.

real

(mathematics)
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His past was a collage of different identities, none of them realer than any other.
Hat er sich erfasst und das Seine ohne Entausserung und Entfremdung in realer Demokratie begrandet, so entsteht in der Welt etwas, das alien in die Kindheit scheint und worin noch niemand war: Heimat.
There are no rival lovers here who must be jilted en route to the altar, but realer, trickier matters at hand, like Amy's lifetime of dating men who failed to stir any deeper feelings in her, and Aaron's gradual realization of what it really means to share your life with someone, for better and for worse.
Secondly, encountering a character you already know adds a sense that what you're reading is real: "So if you've read Black Swan Green already, and you believed in that world, and in walks this guy, the fact that you believed that Black Swan Green was real makes The Bone Clocks feel a degree or two realer.
even realer, I muttered under my breath) She sat, her eyes firmly fixed on mine, with that stubborn, determined look she'd suddenly discovered would gain everyone's attention.
5) The listener's part in this effort is truly to listen and to quiet the part of the mind that dismisses experience as cliche, "the realer, more enduring and sentimental part of him commanding that other part to be silent" (181).
And it's realer than all this theoretical arty stuff.
6 "FAKING IT: MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE PHOTOSHOP" (METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK; CURATED BY MIA FINEMAN) Since its inception, photography has been promoted as realer than realism, the ultimate proof, but it also learned how to dissemble very early on, hand-coloring, collaging, montaging, and otherwise toying madly with the truth.
They spent the night in another couple's guest room, where Samantha continued her allegations, which exposed the much realer and intractable rifts of their marriage.
seine eigene Erfindung und kein realer Korper" (190); "eine transzendente Korpererweiterung uber der Frau im Cafe" (189).