Simple Definition of reality
: the true situation that exists : the real situation
: something that actually exists or happens : a real event, occurrence, situation, etc.
Full Definition of reality
1 : the quality or state of being real
2 a (1) : a real event, entity, or state of affairs <his dream became a reality> (2) : the totality of real things and events <trying to escape from reality> b : something that is neither derivative nor dependent but exists necessarily
3 : television programming that features videos of actual occurrences (as a police chase, stunt, or natural disaster) —often used attributively <reality TV>
: in actual fact
Examples of reality in a sentence
the difference between fiction and reality
The reality is that we can't afford to buy a house.
He used television as an escape from reality.
They made the plan a reality.
First Known Use of reality
Rhymes with reality
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REALITY Defined for Kids
Definition of reality for Students
1 : the way things actually are <Our trip is over. Now it's back to reality.>
2 : someone or something that is real or actually exists <He made his dream a reality.>
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