- IPA: /ɹiˈælɪti/, /ɹiˈæləti/
- The state of being actual or real.
- The reality of the crash scene on TV dawned upon him only when he saw the victim was no actor but his friend.
- A man very often fancies that he understands a critic, when in reality he does not comprehend his meaning.
- 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828 ↗:
- As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, […]. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. […] I do not suppose that it matters much in reality whether laws are made by dukes or cornerboys, but I like, as far as possible, to associate with gentlemen in private life.
- A real entity, event or other fact.
- The ultimate reality of life is that it ends in death.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 7”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- And to realities yield all her shows.
- My neck may be an idea to you, but it is reality to me.
- The entirety of all that is real.
- An individual observer's own subjective perception of that which is real.
- (obsolete) Loyalty; devotion.
- To express our reality to the emperor.
- (legal, obsolete) Realty; real estate.
- French: réalité
- German: Wirklichkeit, Realität
- Italian: realtà
- Portuguese: realidade
- Russian: реа́льность
- Spanish: realidad