What is real?

  • (adj): Not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin.
    Example: "Real mink"
    Synonyms: true
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Collatz Conjecture - Extensions To Larger Domains - Iterating On Real or Complex Numbers
... Collatz map can be viewed as the restriction to the integers of the smooth real and complex map which simplifies to If the standard Collatz map defined above is optimized by replacing the ...
In The Heat Of The Night (TV series) - Locations
... While there is a real Sparta, the version of Sparta shown on television is very different from the real town ... For example, the TV Sparta is situated along Interstate 20, while the real town is nowhere near any interstate ...
Simula - Sample Code - Call By Name
... Another much simpler example is the summation function which can be implemented as follows Real Procedure Sigma (k, m, n, u) Name k, u Integer k, m, n Real u ...
Gaspar Corte-Real
... Gaspar Corte-Real (c ... He was the youngest of three sons of João Vaz Corte-Real, also a Portuguese explorer, and had accompanied his father on his expeditions to North America ... out on a second voyage to Greenland in 1501, with his brother Miguel Corte-Real and three caravels ...
Volume 8: The Threat Is Real
... Volume 8 The Threat is Real is the eighth studio album by American heavy metal band Anthrax ... Volume 8 The Threat Is Real debuted at #118 on the Billboard 200 charts ...

More definitions of "real":

  • (adv): Used as intensifiers; 'real' is sometimes used informally for 'really'; 'rattling' is informal.
    Example: "I'm real sorry about it"
    Synonyms: very, really, rattling
  • (adj): (of property) fixed or immovable.
    Example: "Real property consists of land and buildings; real estate"
  • (adj): Being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory.
    Example: "Real objects"; "real people; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
    Synonyms: existent
  • (adj): Being value measured in terms of purchasing power.
    Example: "Real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
  • (adj): No less than what is stated; worthy of the name.
    Example: "The real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money"
  • (adj): Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary.
    Synonyms: substantial, material
  • (adj): Coinciding with reality.
    Synonyms: veridical
  • (noun): Any rational or irrational number.
    Synonyms: real number
  • (adj): Not to be taken lightly.
    Example: "Statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"
  • (adj): Founded on practical matters.
    Example: "A recent graduate experiencing the real world for the first time"
  • (adj): Possible to be treated as fact.
    Example: "His brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
    Synonyms: tangible
  • (adj): Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something.
    Synonyms: actual, genuine, literal
  • (noun): An old small silver Spanish coin.

Famous quotes containing the word real:

    The spring is here, young and beautiful as ever, and absolutely shocking in its display of reckless maternity; but the Judas tree will bloom for you on the Bosphorus if you get there in time. No one ever loved the dog-wood and Judas tree as I have done, and it is my one crown of life to be sure that I am going to take them with me to heaven to enjoy real happiness with the Virgin and them.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.
    Feodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881)

    For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and significant creatures of fiction than with the irrational and shadowy figures of real life.
    W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)