real line

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real line

[′rēl ′līn]
(mathematics)
A straight line of infinite extent upon which the real numbers are plotted according to their distance in a positive or negative direction from a point arbitrarily chosen as zero. Also known as number line.
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We got real paper with real lines and real pencils with real erasers--and we got to sit and write while the teacher said some words.
And her dying Juliet, performing Shakespeare's real lines, is strained and unconvincing.
Insofar as it is justified at all, the conviction that physical lines are real lines is a scientific hypothesis which we may one day reject.
Why do even the international handicappers, with no real lines of comparison between American dirt and global turf form, automatically assume the former is superior?
It's got a little swearing, a little nudity and some comic violence which are the cheap staples films without real lines fall back on.
He argues that "literary insight comes from the penetration of the finite and the definite concrete in all its interior dimensions and according to all its real lines.
There are still some very real lines of demarcation that some "chosen" black folks have drawn among themselves and those who they perceive as their inferiors," Bates says.
Kallenberg offers a reading of the development of Wittgenstein's thinking from his early, middle, and late writings and a reading of the trajectory of Hauerwas's work that shows real lines of influence.
When real lines cross, they don't form an infinitesimal Euclidean point.
The real lines are obvious, looking at the old trees and fences.
But the cheeky House Party team had changed the autocue by replacing the real lines with slang phrases.