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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 of real part
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • But banners and trumpets, though a real part of war, are only a very small part.

  • “If only I could have some real part,” he whispered to himself.

    The Arrow of Fire Roy J. Snell
  • His religion, like the blood that coursed through his veins, was a real part of him.

    Mystery Wings Roy J. Snell
  • But banners were a real part of tactics and of instructions.

    Poitiers Hilaire Belloc
  • Did she fail to realize his baser possibilities because they were the least real part of him?

    The Divine Fire May Sinclair
  • To some extent the teacher may influence that environment, and become a real part of it.

    The Girl in Her Teens Margaret Slattery
  • She used to complain that no one had written the real part for her, as she conceived it.

  • In short, with us the lectures form a real part of the college life.

    My Discovery of England Stephen Leacock
  • What friends do with us and for us is a real part of our life; for it strengthens and advances our personality.

    Maxims and Reflections Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • It seems unlikely, then, that the pipe in "Orfeo" could have had a real part.

    Some Forerunners of Italian Opera William James Henderson
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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