[ree-uh l, reel]
- wages estimated not in money but in purchasing power.
Compare nominal wages.
Origin of real wages
First recorded in 1880–85
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Related Words for real wagesearnings
- economics wages evaluated with reference to their purchasing power rather than to the money actually paidCompare money wages
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