[ ree-ey-lee-uh, -al-ee-uh, rey-ah-lee-uh ]
/ riˈeɪ li ə, -ˈæl i ə, reɪˈɑ li ə /
Education. objects, as coins, tools, etc., used by a teacher to illustrate everyday living.
Philosophy. things that are real.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Origin of realia
1945–50; < Late Latin reālia real (things), neuter plural of reālis; see real1
Words nearby realia
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Example sentences 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).
British Dictionary definitions for realia
/ (rɪˈeɪlɪə) /
real-life facts and material used in teaching
Word Origin for realia
C20: from neuter pl of Late Latin reālis; see real 1
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