Meaning of REAL in English

REAL

n.

Pronunciation: r ā - ' äl

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural reals or reis \ ' r ā sh, ' r ā s, ' r ā zh, ' r ā z \

Etymology: Portuguese, from real royal, from Latin regalis

Date: 1951

1 : a former monetary unit and coin of Portugal

2 ― see MONEY table

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