What is reality?

  • (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
    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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Some articles on reality:

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 ...
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 ...
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 ... transition to complete legitimacy and "reality" ...
Filmographies - Theory
... emphasized how film differed from reality, and thus could be considered a valid fine art ... that film's artistic essence lay in its ability to mechanically reproduce reality not in its differences from reality, and this gave rise to realist theory ...
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 appears that ... vast 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 ...

More definitions of "reality":

  • (noun): The quality possessed by something that is real.
  • (noun): The state of being actual or real.
    Example: "The reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"
    Synonyms: realness, realism
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word reality:

    Circumstances ... give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing colour and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    Most lovers ... picture to themselves, in their mistresses, a secret reality, beyond and different from what they see every day. They are in love with somebody else—their own invention. And sometimes there is a secret reality; and sometimes reality and appearance are the same. The discovery, in either case, is likely to cause a shock.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    That reality is ‘independent’ means that there is something in every experience that escapes our arbitrary control. If it be a sensible experience it coerces our attention; if a sequence, we cannot invert it; if we compare two terms we can come to only one result. There is a push, an urgency, within our very experience, against which we are on the whole powerless, and which drives us in a direction that is the destiny of our belief.
    William James (1842–1910)