[ree-ey-lee-uh, -al-ee-uh, rey-ah-lee-uh]
- Education. objects, as coins, tools, etc., used by a teacher to illustrate everyday living.
- Philosophy. things that are real.
Origin of realia
1945–50; < Late Latin reālia real (things), neuter plural of reālis; see real1
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Examples from the Web for realia
It is useless to undertake a demonstration of the utility of the realia.
The realia and mathematics can be connected more easily than other studies with the pupils experience (101, 102).
- real-life facts and material used in teaching
C20: from neuter pl of Late Latin reālis; see real 1
Word Origin and History for realia
"real things," 1952, neuter plural of Late Latin realis "actual, real" (see real (adj.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper