Realia meaning

rē-ālē-ə, -älē-ə
Real things or facts, especially in contrast to interpretations or idealized representations of them.
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Realia is defined as objects associated with real life.

An example of realia is a gold coin.

An example of realia is a real squid brought into a science classroom.

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Objects, such as coins, household items, or natural specimens, that are included in a collection primarily composed of documentary materials, as in a library.
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Objects from everyday life, used as in teaching a foreign language.
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Objects from real life or from the real world, as opposed to theoretical constructs or fabricated examples.
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Origin of realia

  • Latin reālia neuter pl. of reālis real, actual real1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin realia, neuter plural of realis (“real").

    From Wiktionary