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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Some articles on reality:

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 Magneto's heart's desire ... 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 ...
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 ... have already made a full transition to complete legitimacy and "reality" ...
Filmographies - Theory
... and Siegfried 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "reality":

  • (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"
  • (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:

    From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
    Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)

    Speak as you think, be what you are, pay your debts of all kinds. I prefer to be owned as sound and solvent, and my word as good as my bond, and to be what cannot be skipped, or dissipated, or undermined, to all the eclat in the universe. This reality is the foundation of friendship, religion, poetry, and art.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The classroom, with all its limitations, remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility we have the opportunity to labor for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress. This is education as the practice of freedom.
    bell hooks (b. c. 1955)