noun, plural re·al·i·ties for 3, 5–7.
- something that exists independently of ideas concerning it.
- something that exists independently of all other things and from which all other things derive.
Examples from the Web for non-reality
And, further, it seems exceedingly difficult to understand in what way a non-reality can be present to the mind at all.The Problem of Truth|H. Wildon Carr
No two human beings think alike; hence there may be conflicting opinions as to the reality or non-reality of this present world.The Sorrows of Satan|Marie Corelli
The dispute as to the reality or non-reality of thought which separates itself, "the praxis," is a purely scholastic question.Feuerbach: The roots of the socialist philosophy|Frederick Engels
I have never yet seen one who straightway achieved the vision of non-Reality.Zen Buddhism|Arthur Waley
British Dictionary definitions for non-reality
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for non-reality
1540s, "quality of being real," from French réalité and directly Medieval Latin realitatem (nominative realitas), from Late Latin realis (see real (adj.)). Meaning "real existence, all that is real" is from 1640s; that of "the real state (of something)" is from 1680s. Sometimes 17c.-18c. also meaning "sincerity." Reality-based attested from 1960. Reality television from 1991.