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1    existing or occurring in the physical world; not imaginary, fictitious, or theoretical; actual  
2    prenominal   true; actual; not false  
the real reason     
3    prenominal   deserving the name; rightly so called  
a real friend, a real woman     
4    not artificial or simulated; genuine  
real sympathy, real fur     
5    (of food, etc.) traditionally made and having a distinct flavour  
real ale, real cheese     
6      (Philosophy)   existent or relating to actual existence (as opposed to nonexistent, potential, contingent, or apparent)  
7    prenominal     (Economics)   (of prices, incomes, wages, etc.) considered in terms of purchasing power rather than nominal currency value  
8    prenominal   denoting or relating to immovable property such as land and tenements  
real property         Compare       personal  
9      (Physics)      See       image       2  
10      (Maths)   involving or containing real numbers alone; having no imaginary part  
11      (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  
   Compare       tonal       3  
12    Informal   (intensifier)  
a real fool, a real genius     
13    the real thing   the genuine article, not an inferior or mistaken substitute  
14       short for       real number  
15    the real   that which exists in fact; reality  
16    for real  
Slang   not as a test or trial; in earnest  
     (C15: from Old French réel, from Late Latin realis, from Latin res thing)  
  realness      n  
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real          [2]     (Spanish)  
      n   pl   , reals, reales     (Spanish)   a former small Spanish or Spanish-American silver coin  
     (C17: from Spanish, literally: royal, from Latin regalis; see regal1)  

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real          [3]     (Portuguese)  
      n   pl   , reais  
1    the standard monetary unit of Brazil, divided into 100 centavos  
2    a former coin of Portugal  
     (ultimately from Latin regalis regal1)  

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absolute, actual, authentic, bona fide, certain, essential, existent, factual, genuine, heartfelt, honest, intrinsic, legitimate, positive, right, rightful, sincere, true, unaffected, unfeigned, valid, veritable  
   affected, counterfeit, fake, faked, false, feigned, imaginary, imitation, insincere  

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in real life
[Internet slang] Life in the real world, in contrast to life on the Internet.
abbr. acron.
Acronym for "For Real".
[Slang] Example: 'I am loving all the new box sets on Netflix right now. FR'.
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
a person who prefers to interact with his/her Google glasses rather than communicating with people in real life
business operating in a "real world" not on the internet : like a department store, a car manufacturer
see : click and mortar : a business that combine new technologies and traditional business
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