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re·al number

 (rē′əl, rēl)
n.
A number that is either rational or the limit of a sequence of rational numbers.

real number

n
(Mathematics) a number expressible as a limit of rational numbers. See number1

re′al num′ber

(ˈri əl, ril)

n.
a rational number or the limit of a sequence of rational numbers.
[1905–10]

re·al number

(rē′əl)
A number that is rational or irrational and not imaginary. The numbers 2, -12.5, 3/7 , and pi are all real numbers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.real number - any rational or irrational number
dot product, inner product, scalar product - a real number (a scalar) that is the product of two vectors
complex number, complex quantity, imaginary, imaginary number - (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1
rational, rational number - an integer or a fraction
irrational, irrational number - a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number
Translations
reálné číslo
reelle Zahl
reaaliluku
nombre réel
realni broj
valós szám
reëel getal
liczba rzeczywista
reellt tal

real number

n (Maths) → numero reale
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