real-world

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

real + world

AdjectiveEdit

real-world (comparative more real-world, superlative most real-world)

  1. Having a practicable, verifiable quality; not imaginary, theoretical or based in a non-physical realm, such as heaven or cyberspace.
    The moon rocket was a real-world application of astrophysics.
    • 2004, Chris Reed, Internet Law,
      In fact, because the Internet is accessible from almost everywhere in the world, transactions whose real-world analogues would have been restricted to only one or two jurisdictions may potentially be subject to every jurisdiction—this is particularly clear in the case of advertising via a Web site.

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Last modified on 6 November 2011, at 19:09