ideality

noun
ide·​al·​i·​ty | \ˌī-dē-ˈa-lə-tē \
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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