reality

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noun re·al·i·ty \rē-ˈa-lə-tē\

Definition of reality

plural

realities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being real

  2. 2a (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 realityb :  something that is neither derivative nor dependent but exists necessarily

  3. 3 :  television programming that features videos of actual occurrences (such as a police chase, stunt, or natural disaster) —often used attributively reality TV

in reality

  1. :  in actual fact

Examples of reality in a sentence

  1. the difference between fiction and reality

  2. The reality is that we can't afford to buy a house.

  3. He used television as an escape from reality.

  4. They made the plan a reality.

1550

First Known Use of reality

1550



REALITY Defined for English Language Learners

reality

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noun re·al·i·ty \rē-ˈa-lə-tē\

Definition of reality for English Language Learners

  • : the true situation that exists : the real situation

  • : something that actually exists or happens : a real event, occurrence, situation, etc.


REALITY Defined for Kids

reality

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noun re·al·i·ty \rē-ˈa-lə-tē\

Definition of reality for Students

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realities

  1. 1 :  the way things actually are Our trip is over. Now it's back to reality.

  2. 2 :  someone or something that is real or actually exists He made his dream a reality.



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