the real world

a.k.a. carbon community, meatspace, analog, real-world

A commonly heard phrase used to differentiate the actual, physical world around us and cyberspace. For example, if two keypals say, "Let's meet," they may need to specify whether it's in a chat room or in the real world.

See also : IRL  IRT  meatspace  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon