|—n , pl -ties|
|1.||the state of things as they are or appear to be, rather than as one might wish them to be|
|2.||something that is real|
|3.||the state of being real|
|a. that which exists, independent of human awareness|
|b. See also conceptualism Compare appearance the totality of facts as they are independent of human awareness of them|
|5.||in reality actually; in fact|
reality re·al·i·ty (rē-āl'ĭ-tē)
The quality or state of being actual or true.
The totality of all things possessing actuality, existence, or essence.
That which exists objectively and in fact.