real part

noun

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

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Anxiety is very real part of life that affects people everywhere. Caroline Alkire, Good Housekeeping, "The Internet Is Loving the Way This Guy Handles His Girlfriend's Anxiety," 1 May 2017 Good enough to be a real part of the future this year. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Jorge Soler obliterated a baseball. MLB hasn't seen this sort of turnaround in a while | The Kansas City Star," 3 May 2018 But this philosophy is a very real part of the financial-services industry. Norb Vonnegut, WSJ, "My Journey Back Into Advising: Seven Questions to Ponder," 9 Mar. 2018 And crypto was a real part of our business this past quarter, even though small, overall. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Here's Why Nvidia's Stock Is Booming—Again," 9 Feb. 2018 The Babadook Not satisfied with the shocking over-representation of Babadooks at Pride, your arts-and-craftiest LGBT friends are going to continue insisting that what started as an Internet joke is now a real part of gay pop culture history. Marc Snetiker, EW.com, "All the Halloween costumes you can't avoid in 2017," 17 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of real part

1949, in the meaning defined above

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