Definition of Reality

1. Noun. All of your experiences that determine how things appear to you. "For them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"

Exact synonyms: World
Specialized synonyms: Real Life, Real World
Generic synonyms: Experience



2. Noun. The state of being actual or real. "The reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"
Exact synonyms: Realism, Realness
Generic synonyms: Actuality
Specialized synonyms: Fact
Attributes: Existent, Real, Unreal
Derivative terms: Realist, Realist, Realist, Real, Real, Real, Real, Real, Real, Real
Antonyms: Unreality

3. Noun. The state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be. "Businessmen have to face harsh realities"
Generic synonyms: Actuality
Specialized synonyms: Historicalness
Derivative terms: Real, Real, Real, Real

4. Noun. The quality possessed by something that is real.
Generic synonyms: Corporality, Corporeality, Materiality, Physicalness
Derivative terms: Real
Antonyms: Unreality

Definition of Reality

1. n. The state or quality of being real; actual being or existence of anything, in distinction from mere appearance; fact.

Definition of Reality

1. Noun. The state of being actual or real. ¹

2. Noun. A real entity, event or other fact. ¹

3. Noun. The entirety of all that is real. ¹

4. Noun. An individual observer's own subjective perception of that which is real. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reality

1. something that is real [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Reality

1. That which exists objectively and in fact, and can be consensually validated. Origin: L. Res, thing, fact (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reality

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Literary usage of Reality

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1. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"BOOK IV. CHAP. IV. Objection. ' Knowledge placed in our Ideas may be all unreal or chimerical, CHAPTER IV. OF THE reality OF ..."

2. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume (1890)
"The sugar, which is here the ' archetype' and the source of reality in the ... Thus to be conscious of the reality of a simple idea, as that which is not ..."

3. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (1874)
"The sugar, which is here the ' archetype' and the source of reality in the idea, ... This latter idea must be the condition of the consciousness of reality. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"The basal problem of logic becomes, undoubtedly, the metaphysics of knowledge, the determination of the nature of knowledge and its relation to reality. ..."

5. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1890)
"Belief is thus the mental state or function of cognizing reality. ... In its inner nature, belief, or the sense of reality, is a sort of feeling more allied ..."

6. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1890)
"Belief is thus the mental state or function of cognizing reality. ... In its inner nature, belief, or the sense of reality, is a sort of feeling morĀ« allied ..."

7. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1904)
"The limit, then, to the formation of natural-science concepts is the unique and perceptible reality itself. If we desire to become acquainted with the ..."

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