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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Real  \Re"al\,  n.  [Sp.,  fr  real  royal,  L.  regalis.  See  {Regal}, 
  and  cf  {Ree}  a  coin.] 
  A  small  Spanish  silver  coin;  also  a  denomination  of  money  of 
  account,  formerly  the  unit  of  the  Spanish  monetary  system. 
 
  Note:  A  real  of  plate  (coin)  varied  in  value  according  to  the 
  time  of  its  coinage,  from  121/2  down  to  10  cents,  or 
  from  61/2  to  5  pence  sterling.  The  real  vellon,  or 
  money  of  account,  was  nearly  equal  to  five  cents,  or 
  21/2  pence  sterling.  In  1871  the  coinage  of  Spain  was 
  assimilated  to  that  of  the  Latin  Union,  of  which  the 
  franc  is  the  unit. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Real  \Re"al\,  n. 
  A  realist.  [Obs.]  --Burton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Real  \Re*al"\,  a. 
  Royal;  regal;  kingly.  [Obs.]  ``The  blood  real  of  Thebes.'' 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Real  \Re"al\,  a.  [LL.  realis,  fr  L.  res,  rei,  a  thing:  cf  F. 
  r['e]el.  Cf  {Rebus}.] 
  1.  Actually  being  or  existing;  not  fictitious  or  imaginary; 
  as  a  description  of  real  life. 
 
  Whereat  I  waked,  and  found  Before  mine  eyes  all 
  real,  as  the  dream  Had  lively  shadowed.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  True;  genuine;  not  artificial;  counterfeit,  or  factitious; 
  often  opposed  to  ostensible;  as  the  real  reason;  real 
  Madeira  wine;  real  ginger. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  real 
  adj  1:  being  or  occurring  in  fact  or  actuality;  having  verified 
  existence;  not  illusory;  "real  objects";  "real  people; 
  not  ghosts";  "a  film  based  on  real  life";  "a  real 
  illness";  "real  humility";  "Life  is  real!  Life  is 
  earnest!"-  Longfellow  [syn:  {existent}]  [ant:  {unreal}] 
  2:  no  less  than  what  is  stated;  worthy  of  the  name  "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"  [syn:  {real(a)}]  [ant:  {unreal}] 
  3:  not  synthetic  or  spurious;  of  real  or  natural  origin;  "real 
  mink";  "true  gold"  [syn:  {true}] 
  4:  not  to  be  taken  lightly;  "statistics  demonstrate  that 
  poverty  and  unemployment  are  very  real  problems";  "to  the 
  man  sleeping  regularly  in  doorways  homelessness  is  real" 
  5:  possible  to  be  treated  as  fact  "tangible  evidence";  "his 
  brief  time  as  Prime  Minister  brought  few  real  benefits  to 
  the  poor"  [syn:  {tangible}] 
  6:  being  or  reflecting  the  essential  or  genuine  character  of 
  something  "her  actual  motive";  "a  literal  solitude  like  a 
  desert"-  G.K.Chesterton;  "a  genuine  dilemma"  [syn:  {actual}, 
  {genuine},  {literal}] 
  7:  (economics)  being  value  measured  in  terms  of  purchasing 
  power;  "real  prices";  "real  income";  "real  wages"  [ant:  {nominal}] 
  8:  having  substance  or  capable  of  being  treated  as  fact  not 
  imaginary;  "the  substantial  world";  "a  mere  dream,  neither 
  substantial  nor  practical";  "most  ponderous  and 
  substantial  things"-  Shakespeare  [syn:  {substantial},  {material}] 
  [ant:  {insubstantial}] 
  9:  (of  property)  fixed  or  immovable;  "real  property  consists  of 
  land  and  buildings;  real  estate" 
  10:  coinciding  with  reality;  "perceptual  error...has  a 
  surprising  resemblance  to  veridical  perception"- 
  F.A.Olafson  [syn:  {veridical}] 
  11:  founded  on  practical  matters;  "a  recent  graduate 
  experiencing  the  real  world  for  the  first  time" 
  n  1:  any  rational  or  irrational  number  [syn:  {real  number}] 
  2:  an  old  small  silver  Spanish  coin 
  adv  :  intensifiers;  "she  was  very  gifted";  "he  played  very  well"; 
  "a  really  enjoyable  evening";  (`real'  is  sometimes  used 
  informally  for  `really'  as  in  "I'm  real  sorry  about 
  it";  `rattling'  is  informal  as  in  "a  rattling  good 
  yarn")  [syn:  {very},  {really},  {rattling}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  real  adj  Not  simulated.  Often  used  as  a  specific  antonym  to 
  {virtual}  in  any  of  its  jargon  senses 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  real 
 
  1.  Not  simulated.  Often  used  as  a  specific  antonym  to 
  {virtual}  in  any  of  its  jargon  senses 
 
  2.    {real  number}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1997-03-12) 
 
 




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