absolute reality

noun

Definition of absolute reality

1 : ultimate reality as it is in itself unaffected by the perception or knowledge of any finite being
2 Scholasticism : reality in relation to the divine mind

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First Known Use of absolute reality

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Absolute reality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absolute%20reality. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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