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Meaning of real

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally
             for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very
             gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable
             evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good
             yarn" [syn: {very}, {really}, {real}, {rattling}]
      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: {real}, {existent}] [ant:
      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"
         [ant: {unreal}]
      3: 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"
      4: capable of being treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his
         brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the
         poor" [syn: {real}, {tangible}]
      5: 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}, {real}]
      6: of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected
         for inflation; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
         [ant: {nominal}]
      7: 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}, {real}, {material}]
         [ant: {insubstantial}, {unreal}, {unsubstantial}]
      8: (of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of
         land and buildings"
      9: coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising
         resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson [syn:
         {veridical}, {real}]
      n 1: any rational or irrational number [syn: {real number},
      2: the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos
      3: an old small silver Spanish coin

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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