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The quality of being real and something that is real - synonyms or related words

the real world

noun

ordinary life with all its practical problems, rather than theories or policies that do not seem relevant to it

real life

noun

the world as it really is, rather than as it is in your imagination or in stories

reality

noun

the real character or nature of things, not what you imagine or think is possible

actuality

noun

formal

a fact or something that is real

substance

noun

the quality of being important, real, or useful, or something that shows this quality

verisimilitude

noun

very formal

the appearance of being real

the genuine article

an example of something that is real and not false

the real thing

an original and true thing, not something that has been made to appear similar

the real McCoy

informal

something that is real and not a copy

actuality

noun

formal

what really exists

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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