Can "real-life" and "real-world" be used interchangeably?

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dkqmail

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I am wondering if "real-life" and "real-world" can be used interchangeably?

Such as:
1) We tested in real-life conditions
2) We tested in real-world conditions
 
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Sometimes - it depends on context. In that case I think 2 is better (though 1 makes sense).

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I am wondering if "real-life" and "real-world" can be used interchangeably?

Such as:
1) We tested in real-life conditions
2) We tested in real-world conditions

As previously posted, it depends on context, but I would add that "real-life" would suggest an affect related to persons or living entities, whereas "real-world" could/would apply to a test not necessarily related to or based upon individuals.
 
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