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Dictionary Information: Definition Reality
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Description and Meaning:
The Discrimination of Knowledge of Reality
The Discrimination of Knowledge of Ultimate Reality
The Experience of Reality
The Experience of Ultimate Reality
The Cessation of Discrimination of Knowledge of Reality
The Cessation of Discrimination of Knowledge of Ultimate Reality
Knowledge of Reality
Knowledge of Ultimate Reality

  Reality (Re*al"i*ty) (?), n.; pl. Realities (#).
[Cf. F. réalité, LL. realitas. See 3d Real. and cf. 2d Realty.]

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." Addison.
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.

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