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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reality  \Re*al"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Realities}.  [Cf.  F. 
  r['e]alit['e],  LL  realitas.  See  3d  {Real}.  and  cf  2d 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  real;  actual  being  or 
  existence  of  anything  in  distinction  from  mere 
  appearance;  fact 
  A  man  fancies  that  he  understands  a  critic,  when  in 
  reality  he  does  not  comprehend  his  meaning. 
  2.  That  which  is  real;  an  actual  existence;  that  which  is  not 
  imagination,  fiction,  or  pretense;  that  which  has 
  objective  existence,  and  is  not  merely  an  idea. 
  And  to  realities  yield  all  her  shows.  --Milton. 
  My  neck  may  be  an  idea  to  you  but  it  is  reality  to 
  me  --Beattie. 
  3.  [See  1st  {Realty},  2.]  Loyalty;  devotion.  [Obs.] 
  To  express  our  reality  to  the  emperor.  --Fuller. 
  4.  (Law)  See  2d  {Realty},  2. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  all  of  your  experiences  that  determine  how  things  appear  to 
  you  "his  world  was  shattered";  "we  live  in  different 
  worlds";  "for  them  demons  were  as  much  a  part  of  reality 
  as  trees  were"  [syn:  {world}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  actual  or  real:  "the  reality  of  his 
  situation  slowly  dawned  on  him"  [syn:  {realness},  {realism}] 
  [ant:  {unreality}] 
  3:  the  state  of  the  world  as  it  really  is  rather  than  as  you 
  might  want  it  to  be  "businessmen  have  to  face  harsh 
  4:  the  quality  possessed  by  something  that  is  real  [ant:  {unreality}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  REALITY,  n.  The  dream  of  a  mad  philosopher.  That  which  would  remain 
  in  the  cupel  if  one  should  assay  a  phantom.  The  nucleus  of  a  vacuum. 

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