What is reality?

  • (noun): The quality possessed by something that is real.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Reality

In philosophy, reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined. In a wider definition, reality includes everything that is and has been, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible. A still more broad definition includes everything that has existed, exists, or will exist.

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Extra Challenge
... Extra Challenge is a Philippine reality show (formerly lifestyle show) developed by GMA News and Public Affairs which premiered in 1999 ... As a reality competition, Extra Challenge features celebrities pitted against each other in several challenges ... The show is patterned after American reality-based series, such as Survivor, The Amazing Race, and Fear Factor Extra Challenge, however, offers a distinctly Filipino style to entice and entertain ...
Reality - Technology - "RL" in Internet Culture
... It generally references life or consensus reality, in contrast to an environment seen as fiction or fantasy, such as virtual reality, lifelike experience, dreams, novels, or movies ... as sexual intrigues, have already made a full transition to complete legitimacy and "reality" ...
Reality Lab
... Reality Lab was a 3D computer graphics API created by RenderMorphics to provide a standardized interface for writing games ... Reality Lab was a scene graph API that would run with acceptable performance on graphics cards or the host computer's CPU ... "Reality Lab(TM), provides high-performance 3-D graphics technology for a variety of personal computer-based games and multimedia applications ...
House Of M - World
... Given that the House of M reality was created by the Scarlet Witch and Charles Xavier combining their powers to give the assembled New Avengers and X-Men their heart's desires, it ... number of mutants, at least possibly implying the Skrull army was left intact by Wanda's reality warp ... Also, Xavier's supposed death in this reality, yet with no body, combined with his own off-planet actions, further confuse the issue ...
Filmographies - Theory
... Kracauer, emphasized how film differed from reality, and thus could be considered a valid fine art ... lay in its ability to mechanically reproduce reality not in its differences from reality, and this gave rise to realist theory ...

More definitions of "reality":

  • (noun): The state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be.
    Example: "Businessmen have to face harsh realities"
  • (noun): The state of being actual or real.
    Example: "The reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"
    Synonyms: realness, realism
  • (noun): All of your experiences that determine how things appear to you.
    Example: "For them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"
    Synonyms: world

Famous quotes containing the word reality:

    Mankind’s common instinct for reality ... has always held the world to be essentially a theatre for heroism. In heroism, we feel, life’s supreme mystery is hidden. We tolerate no one who has no capacity whatever for it in any direction. On the other hand, no matter what a man’s frailties otherwise may be, if he be willing to risk death, and still more if he suffer it heroically, in the service he has chosen, the fact consecrates him forever.
    William James (1842–1910)

    By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by
    convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space.
    Democritus (c. 460–400 B.C.)

    There is nothing truer than myth: history, in its attempt to “realize” myth, distorts it, stops halfway; when history claims to have “succeeded” this is nothing but humbug and mystification. Everything we dream is “realizable.” Reality does not have to be: it is simply what it is.
    Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)