Meaning of REAL in English

REAL

~ 1 [ ri:l ]

■ adjective

1》 actually existing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed.

↘ Philosophy relating to something as it is, not merely as it may be described or distinguished.

2》 not artificial or made in imitation of something; genuine.

↘rightly so called; proper: he's my idea of a ~ man.

3》 significant; serious: a ~ danger.

4》 adjusted for changes in the value of money; assessed by purchasing power.

5》 Mathematics (of a number or quantity) having no imaginary participle

6》 Optics (of an image) such that the light that forms it actually passes through it; not virtual.

■ adverb informal, chiefly N. Amer. ~ly; very.

Phrases

for ~ informal used to emphasize that something is genuine or serious.

Derivatives

~ness noun

Origin

ME (as a legal term meaning 'relating to things, especially ~ property'): from Anglo-Norman Fr., from late L. ~is , from L. res 'thing'.

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~ 2 [ reɪ'α:l ]

■ noun

1》 the basic monetary unit of Brazil since 1994, equal to 100 centavos.

2》 a former coin and monetary unit of various Spanish-speaking countries.

Origin

Sp. and Port., lit. 'royal' (adjective used asnoun).

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