[rey-ahl-poh-li-teek, ree-] /reɪˈɑlˌpoʊ lɪˌtik, ri-/
political realism or practical politics, especially policy based on power rather than on ideals.
a ruthlessly realistic and opportunist approach to statesmanship, rather than a moralistic one, esp as exemplified by Bismarck
1914, from German Realpolitik, which can be translated as “practical politics.” See real (adj.) + politics.
Governmental policies based on hard, practical considerations rather than on moral or idealistic concerns. Realpolitik is German for “the politics of reality” and is often applied to the policies of nations that consider only their own interests in dealing with other countries.
[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/ noun, Theology. 1. the doctrine that the substance of the body and blood of Christ are present in the Eucharist. noun 1. the doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist
- Real pro
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job, humour (From the book “Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche”) A variety of hacker possessed of a flippant attitude toward complexity that is arrogant even when justified by experience. The archetypal “Real Programmer” likes to program on the bare metal and is very good at it, remembers the binary op codes for every machine he […]
[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/ noun, Law. 1. an estate or property consisting of lands and of all appurtenances to lands, as buildings, crops, or mineral rights (distinguished from ). noun 1. immovable property, esp land and buildings, including proprietary rights over land, such as mineral rights Also called real estate Compare personal property […]