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real world

[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/
noun
1.
the realm of practical or actual experience, as opposed to the abstract, theoretical, or idealized sphere of the classroom, laboratory, etc.:
recent college graduates looking for jobs in the real world of rising unemployment.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
Related forms
real-world, adjective
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