real part


Definition of real part

: the term in a complex number (such as 2 in 2 + 3i) that does not contain the imaginary unit as a factor

Examples of real part in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet in order to treat him, his doctors had to work with, not against, his belief system, acknowledging it as a real part of his lived experience without endorsing it as objective fact. Julian Baggini, WSJ, 3 May 2022 To me, all of this should be a reminder that strategy is a very real part of advertising. Derek Rucker, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Sure, the art is pixelated, but Stardew satisfies the very real part of my brain that wants to leap off the grid and start a new life on the range. Bon Appétit, 4 Oct. 2021 It's become a real part of our lives and feels like our home away from home. Tanner Saunders, Travel + Leisure, 24 June 2021 Just wild that De Niro is playing a real part in this timeline, huh? Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 26 May 2021 But beyond the boundaries of America's ski resorts, the threat from avalanches is a very real part of mountain life. CBS News, 28 Feb. 2021 For me and my daughters, unicorns are a very real part of our world. Megan Gambino, Smithsonian, 7 Dec. 2019 However, Riemann knew that his formula would be valid only if the zeros of the zeta function satisfied a certain property: Their real parts all had to equal ½. Quanta Magazine, 4 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of real part

1949, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2022

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“Real part.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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