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 In 1993, Hines landed a real part — a guest-starring role on Swamp Thing, a TV series based on the DC comic. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Jan. 2024 That was just a real part of what was going on in my life. As Told To Stephanie McNeal, Glamour, 12 Dec. 2023 While a very real part of me was seething, another part was smiling as each rep of a heavy deadlift crashed to the ground. Alyssa Ages, SELF, 13 Sep. 2023 Jeremy Strong is terrific, and Kendall’s fluency and inspiration in that moment are a real part of the show’s appeal. Phillip MacIak, The New Republic, 26 May 2023 Guard That Garden Keeping critters from eating all your delicious vegetables is a very real part of the gardening experience. Deanna Kizis, Sunset Magazine, 15 Mar. 2023 These sample recovery helicopters are a real part of the mission now. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Apr. 2023 But fear is a real part of our lives. Dan Snierson,, 15 Mar. 2023 This is a real part. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of real part was in 1949

Dictionary Entries Near real part

Cite this Entry

“Real part.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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