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reality

[ ree-al-i-tee ]
/ riˈæl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural re·al·i·ties for 3, 5-7.
adjective
noting or pertaining to a TV program or film that portrays nonactors interacting or competing with each other in real but contrived situations, allegedly without a script: a popular reality show; reality TV.
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Idioms about reality

    in reality, in fact or truth; actually: brave in appearance, but in reality a coward.

Origin of reality

From the Medieval Latin word reālitās, dating back to 1540–50. See real1, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM reality

an·ti·re·al·i·ty, adjectivenon·re·al·i·ty, noun, plural non·re·al·i·ties.pro·re·al·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reality

reality
/ (rɪˈælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
the state of things as they are or appear to be, rather than as one might wish them to be
something that is real
the state of being real
philosophy
  1. that which exists, independent of human awareness
  2. the totality of facts as they are independent of human awareness of themSee also conceptualism Compare appearance (def. 6)
in reality actually; in fact
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Medical definitions for reality

reality
[ rē-ălĭ-tē ]

n.
The quality or state of being actual or true.
The totality of all things possessing actuality, existence, or essence.
That which exists objectively and in fact.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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