[ noun ] the practical world as opposed to the academic world
"a good consultant must have a lot of experience in the real world"
Used in print(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
But these are dreamed in original action , in some particular continuity which we do n't remember having seen in real_life .
If the photographically realistic continuity of dreams , however bizarre their combinations , denies that it is purely a composition of the brain , it must be compounded from views of diverse realities , although some of them may never be encountered in what we are pleased to call the real_life .(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
We devote a chapter to the binomial_distribution not_only because it is a mathematical model for an enormous variety of real_life phenomena , but also because it has important properties that recur in many other probability models .(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
In my letters I took_on a personality that differed from the self I knew in real_life .