from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or state of being actual or true.
- n. One, such as a person, an entity, or an event, that is actual: "the weight of history and political realities” ( Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.)
- n. The totality of all things possessing actuality, existence, or essence.
- n. That which exists objectively and in fact: Your observations do not seem to be about reality.
- adj. 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.
- idiom in reality In fact; actually.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being actual or real.
- n. A real entity, event or other fact.
- n. The entirety of all that is real.
- n. An individual observer's own subjective perception of that which is real.
- n. loyalty; devotion
- n. realty; real estate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being real; actual being or existence of anything, in distinction from mere appearance; fact.
- n. That which is real; an actual existence; that which is not imagination, fiction, or pretense; that which has objective existence, and is not merely an idea.
- n. Loyalty; devotion.
- n. See 2d Realty, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The being real; truth as it is in the thing; objective validity; independence of the attributions of individual thought; positively determinate being.
- n. That which is real or genuine; something that really is or exists, as opposed to what is imagined or pretended; an essential verity or entity, either in fact or in representation.
- n. In law, same as realty.
- n. Synonyms and Verity (see real). Reality means that a thing certainly is; truth applies to the correctness of what is said or believed about the thing, the conformity of such report or belief to reality. The reality of a danger; the actuality of the arrival of help; the truth about the matter.
- n. Same as realty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being actual or real
- n. the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be
- n. the quality possessed by something that is real
- n. all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
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**This is often the reality in Bulgaria, but Samokov seems to be a bit of an exception to the extent of the segregation - please try to refrain from tough judgements on this reality**.
The evil, disease, sickness and other imperfections that we see and experience, have no reality, _in reality_, but have an _existence_ in _unreality_.
..reality "here" is made up of odds n' ends & snippets from 'someones' truth but how often does it all fit w/ our own jigsawed "reality" ?
"If, then, the veracity of consciousness be unconditionally admitted -- _if the intuitive knowledge of matter and mind_, and the consequent reality of their antithesis, be taken as truths," the doctrine of Natural Realism is established, and, "without any hypothesis or demonstration, the _reality of mind_ and the _reality of matter_." [
Before the term "reality TV" was a twinkle in some producer's eye, wise old Santa understood the extraordinary brand-enhancement power of a Christmastime story of pain and redemption.
As an example I pay $984 a month for health coverage (Blue Cross) for three of us, which in reality is ONLY major medical coverage.
Body language, facial features, lips, eyes, gesticulations, in reality, is all apiece of the language we try our best to touch with words and more to make us understood.
So he thinks he's paying for the average outcome of 2 years or more survival and low recurrence rates, but in reality is going to be paying for median outcome, which is 3 months and then dead.
The computer industry really thrives on this mentality and so many people throw money away on new machines when in reality is a speed boost is needed then they may only need to buy memory for their machine.