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real income

[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/
the amount of goods and services that money income will buy.
Origin of real income
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Income measured in terms of the goods and services it can buy.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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