ideality

noun
ide·​al·​i·​ty | \ ˌī-dē-ˈa-lə-tē How to pronounce ideality (audio) \
plural idealities

Definition of ideality

1a : the quality or state of being ideal
b : existence only in idea
2 : something imaginary or idealized

First Known Use of ideality

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Ideality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ideality. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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