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English definition of “the real world”

the real world

noun [S] uk   us  
the set of situations most humans have to deal with in their lives, rather than what happens in stories, films, etc.: Christine, the play's main character, wouldn't last a minute in the real world. [before noun] real-world situations/experiencesReality and truth
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