[ ree-uhl, reel ]
/ ˈri əl, ril /
the number a in the complex number a + bi.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Compare imaginary part.
Origin of real part
First recorded in 1960–65
Words nearby real part
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British Dictionary definitions for real part
the term a in a complex number a + i b, where i = √–1
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