realia

[ree-ey-lee-uh, -al-ee-uh, rey-ah-lee-uh]
plural noun
1.
Education. objects, as coins, tools, etc., used by a teacher to illustrate everyday living.
2.
Philosophy. things that are real.

Origin:
1945–50; < Late Latin reālia real (things), neuter plural of reālis; see real1

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realia (rɪˈeɪlɪə)
 
pl n
real-life facts and material used in teaching
 
[C20: from neuter pl of Late Latin reālis; see real1]

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