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True vs. Real

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Trueadjective

(of a statement) Conforming to the actual state of reality or fact; factually correct.

‘This is a true story.’;

Realadjective

True, genuine, not merely nominal or apparent.

Trueadjective

Conforming to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate.

‘a true copy;’; ‘a true likeness of the original’;

Realadjective

Genuine, not artificial, counterfeit, or fake.

‘This is real leather.’;

Trueadjective

(logic) Of the state in Boolean logic that indicates an affirmative or positive result.

‘"A and B" is true if and only if "A" is true and "B" is true.’;

Realadjective

Genuine, unfeigned, sincere.

‘These are real tears!’;

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Trueadjective

Loyal, faithful.

‘He’s turned out to be a true friend.’;

Realadjective

Actually being, existing, or occurring; not fictitious or imaginary.

‘a description of real life’;

Trueadjective

Genuine.

‘This is true Parmesan cheese.’;

Realadjective

That has objective, physical existence.

‘No one has ever seen a real unicorn.’;

Trueadjective

Legitimate.

‘The true king has returned!’;

Realadjective

(economics) Having been adjusted to remove the effects of inflation; measured in purchasing power contrast nominal.

‘My dad calculated my family's real consumption per month.’; ‘What is the real GNP of this polity?’;

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Trueadjective

Accurate; following a path toward the target.

Realadjective

(economics) Relating to the result of the actions of rational agents; relating to neoclassical economic models as opposed to Keynesian models.

Trueadjective

Fair, unbiased, not loaded.

Realadjective

Being either a rational number, or the limit of a convergent infinite sequence of rational numbers: being one of a set of numbers with a one-to-one correspondence to the points on a line.

Trueadverb

(of shooting, throwing etc) Accurately.

‘this gun shoots true’;

Realadjective

(legal) Relating to immovable tangible property.

‘real estate;’; ‘real property’;

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Truenoun

(uncountable) The state of being in alignment.

Realadjective

Absolute, complete, utter.

‘This is a real problem.’;

Truenoun

Truth.

Realadjective

(slang) Signifying meritorious qualities or actions especially as regard the enjoyment of life, prowess at sports, or success wooing potential partners.

‘I'm keeping it real.’;

Truenoun

A pledge or truce.

Realadverb

Really, very.

Trueverb

To straighten.

‘He trued the spokes of the bicycle wheel.’;

Realnoun

A commodity; see realty.

Trueverb

To make even, level, symmetrical, or accurate, align; adjust.

‘We spent all night truing up the report.’;

Realnoun

(grammar) One of the three genders that the common gender can be separated into in the Scandinavian languages.

Trueadjective

Conformable to fact; in accordance with the actual state of things; correct; not false, erroneous, inaccurate, or the like; as, a true relation or narration; a true history; a declaration is true when it states the facts.

Realnoun

(mathematics) A real number.

Trueadjective

Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original.

‘Making his eye, foot, and hand keep true time.’;

Realnoun

(obsolete) A realist.

Trueadjective

Steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince, or the like; unwavering; faithful; loyal; not false, fickle, or perfidious; as, a true friend; a wife true to her husband; an officer true to his charge.

‘Thy so true,So faithful, love unequaled.’; ‘Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie.’;

Realnoun

Former unit of currency of Spain and Spain's colonies.

Trueadjective

Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of country; a true Christian.

‘The true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.’; ‘True ease in writing comes from art, not chance.’;

Realnoun

A coin worth one real.

Trueadjective

Genuine; real; not deviating from the essential characters of a class; as, a lizard is a true reptile; a whale is a true, but not a typical, mammal.

Realnoun

A unit of currency used in Portugal and its colonies from 1430 until 1911, and in Brazil from 1790 until 1942

Trueadverb

In accordance with truth; truly.

Realnoun

A coin worth one real.

Truenoun

proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment;

‘out of true’;

Realnoun

A unit of currency used in Brazil since 1994. Symbol: R$.

Trueverb

make level, square, balanced, or concentric;

‘true up the cylinder of an engine’;

Realnoun

A coin worth one real.

Trueadjective

consistent with fact or reality; not false;

‘the story is true’; ‘it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true’; ‘the true meaning of the statement’;

Realnoun

A former small Spanish silver coin; also, a denomination of money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system.

Trueadjective

not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin;

‘real mink’; ‘true gold’;

Realnoun

A realist.

Trueadjective

conforming to definitive criteria;

‘the horseshoe crab is not a true crab’; ‘Pythagoras was the first true mathematician’;

Realadjective

Royal; regal; kingly.

Trueadjective

accurately placed or thrown;

‘his aim was true’; ‘he was dead on target’;

Realadjective

Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life.

‘Whereat I waked, and foundBefore mine eyes all real, as the dreamHad lively shadowed.’;

Trueadjective

devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth;

‘true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them’;

Realadjective

True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real Madeira wine; real ginger.

‘Whose perfection far excelledHers in all real dignity.’;

Trueadjective

expressing or given to expressing the truth;

‘a true statement’; ‘gave truthful testimony’; ‘a truthful person’;

Realadjective

Relating to things, not to persons.

‘Many are perfect in men's humors that are not greatly capable of the real part of business.’;

Trueadjective

worthy of being depended on;

‘a dependable worker’; ‘an honest working stiff’; ‘a reliable source of information’; ‘he was true to his word’; ‘I would be true for there are those who trust me’;

Realadjective

Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary.

Trueadjective

not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed;

‘genuine emotion’; ‘her interest in people was unfeigned’; ‘true grief’;

Realadjective

Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property, in distinction from personal or movable property.

‘For he that but conceives a crime in thought,Contracts the danger of an actual fault.’; ‘Our simple ideas are all real; all agree to the reality of things.’;

Trueadjective

rightly so called;

‘true courage’; ‘a spirit which true men have always admired’; ‘a true friend’;

Realnoun

any rational or irrational number

Trueadjective

determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles;

‘true north is geographic north’;

Realnoun

an old small silver Spanish coin

Trueadjective

having a legally established claim;

‘the legitimate heir’; ‘the true and lawful king’;

Realadjective

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!’;

Trueadjective

in tune; accurate in pitch;

‘a true note’;

Realadjective

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’;

Trueadjective

accurately fitted; level;

‘the window frame isn't quite true’;

Realadjective

being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something;

‘her actual motive’; ‘a literal solitude like a desert’; ‘a genuine dilemma’;

Trueadjective

reliable as a basis for action;

‘a true prophesy’;

Realadjective

not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin;

‘real mink’; ‘true gold’;

Trueadverb

as acknowledged;

‘true, she is the smartest in her class’;

Realadjective

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’;

Realadjective

possible to be treated as fact;

‘tangible evidence’; ‘his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor’;

Realadjective

being value measured in terms of purchasing power;

‘real prices’; ‘real income’; ‘real wages’;

Realadjective

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’;

Realadjective

(of property) fixed or immovable;

‘real property consists of land and buildings; real estate’;

Realadjective

coinciding with reality;

‘perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception’;

Realadjective

founded on practical matters;

‘a recent graduate experiencing the real world for the first time’;

Realadverb

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’;

Realadjective

actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed

‘Julius Caesar was a real person’; ‘her many illnesses, real and imaginary’;

Realadjective

used to emphasize the significance or seriousness of a situation

‘the competitive threat from overseas is very real’; ‘there is a real danger of civil war’;

Realadjective

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

‘Locke's distinction between the real and nominal essence of substances’;

Realadjective

(of a thing) not imitation or artificial; genuine

‘the earring was presumably real gold’;

Realadjective

true or actual

‘this isn't my real reason for coming’; ‘his real name is James’;

Realadjective

rightly so called; proper

‘he's my idea of a real man’;

Realadjective

complete; utter (used for emphasis)

‘the tour turned out to be a real disaster’;

Realadjective

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

‘real incomes had fallen by 30 per cent’; ‘an increase in real terms of 11.6 per cent’;

Realadjective

(of a number or quantity) having no imaginary part.

Realadjective

(of an image) of a kind in which the light that forms it actually passes through it; not virtual.

Realadverb

really; very

‘my head hurts real bad’;

Realnoun

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

Realnoun

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

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