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real

adjective (NOT FALSE)    /rɪəl/ US  /riː.əl/
A2 A2 [before noun] being what it appears to be and not false: real leather/fur Is that a toy gun or the real thing? → Synonym genuineTrue, real, false, and unreal [before noun] UK approving (especially of foods) produced using traditional methods and without artificial substances: The pub sells several kinds of real ale (= traditional beer).Various qualities of food for real informal real, not pretended: I thought it was just a fire practice but apparently it was for real.True, real, false, and unreal
(Definition of real adjective (NOT FALSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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