|—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.
Actually, in fact, as in He may seem slow to you, but in reality he's very intelligent. [Second half of 1600s]