contact with reality


The ability to understand or interpret external phenomena in relation to the norms of one's societal or cultural milieu.

Nearby words

  1. contact printing,
  2. contact process,
  3. contact sheet,
  4. contact splint,
  5. contact sport,
  6. contact-type dermatitis,
  7. contactable,
  8. contactant,
  9. contactee,
  10. contactless

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