Reality meaning

rē-ălĭ-tē
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The quality or state of being actual or true.
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The totality of all things possessing actuality, existence, or essence.
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One, such as a person, an entity, or an event, that is actual.
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The quality or fact of being real.
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(philos.) That which is real.
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Something that is real; fact.
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Relating to or being a genre of television or film in which a storyline is created by editing footage of people interacting or competing with one another in unscripted, unrehearsed situations.
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(tv) Designating or of programming, a show, etc. that features people, who are not actors, engaged in unscripted activity, often in contrived situations.
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Reality is the quality of being real or true.

An example of reality is a television show about real people doing what they do in their everyday lives.

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That which exists objectively and in fact.

Your observations do not seem to be about reality.

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The quality of being true to life.
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The state of being actual or real.

The reality of the crash scene on TV dawned upon him only when he saw the victim was no actor but his friend.

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A real entity, event or other fact.

The ultimate reality of life is that it ends in death.

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The entirety of all that is real.
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An individual observer's own subjective perception of that which is real.
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in reality
  • In fact; actually.
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in reality
  • in fact; actually
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
reality
Plural:
realities

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of reality

  • Recorded since 1550 as a legal term in the sense of “fixed property" (compare real estate), from Medieval Latin realitas, from Late Latin realis (“real"); the sense “real existence" is attested from 1647.

    From Wiktionary