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[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/

noun, Mathematics.
a rational number or the limit of a sequence of rational numbers, as opposed to a complex number.
a number expressible as a limit of rational numbers See number (sense 1)
real number
A number that can be written as a terminating or nonterminating decimal; a rational or irrational number. The numbers 2, -12.5, 3/7 , and pi (π) are all real numbers.


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