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real part

[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/
noun, Mathematics
1.
the number a in the complex number a + bi.
Compare imaginary part.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for real part

real part

noun
1.
the term a in a complex number a + ib, where i = √–1
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