reality


reality
[[t]riæ̱lɪti[/t]]
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realities
1) N-UNCOUNT You use reality to refer to real things or the real nature of things rather than imagined, invented, or theoretical ideas.
See also virtual reality

Fiction and reality were increasingly blurred...

Psychiatrists become too caught up in their theories to deal adequately with reality.

Ant:
2) N-COUNT: usu the N of n The reality of a situation is the truth about it, especially when it is unpleasant or difficult to deal with.

...the harsh reality of top international competition...

Other psychoanalysts do accept the reality of child sexual abuse.

3) N-SING You say that something has become a reality when it actually exists or is actually happening.

...the whole procedure that made this book become a reality...

The reality is that they are poor.

4) PHRASE: PHR with cl You can use in reality to introduce a statement about the real nature of something, when it contrasts with something incorrect that has just been described.

He came across as streetwise, but in reality he was not.

Syn:
in fact

English dictionary. 2008.

Synonyms:

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