real estate

See also: real-estate

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  • enPR: /rēl' əstāt"/, IPA(key): /ˈriːl əˌsteɪt/

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real estate ‎(uncountable)

  1. Property that cannot easily be moved, usually buildings and the ground they are built on.
  2. (informal) Space used for a particular purpose.
    • 1982, J. A. Kraulis, Ontario[1], page 6:
      The "Golden Horseshoe" , the commercial and industrial end of Lake Ontario, is the most crowded real estate in Canada.
    • 2007, Preston Gralla, Big Book of Windows Hacks
      Virtual desktops allow you to stretch your screen real estate well beyond its normal size.

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