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real part

[ ree-uhl, reel ]
/ ˈri əl, ril /
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noun Mathematics.
the number a in the complex number a + bi.
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Origin of real part

First recorded in 1960–65
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real part

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