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See also: real-estate

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EtymologyEdit

Estate that is real, in the legal sense of "relating to immovable tangible property". This sense of the word ultimately goes back to Latin, where reālis could be used similarly.

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