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 ... 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 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 ...
Filmographies - Theory
... led by Rudolf Arnheim, Béla Balázs, and Siegfried Kracauer, emphasized how film differed from reality, and thus could be considered a valid fine art ... by arguing 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 ...
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 ... intrigues, have already made a full transition to complete legitimacy and "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 ...

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): 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
  • (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:

    The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery....Child’s play is the infantile form of the human ability to deal with experience by creating model situations and to master reality by experiment and planning.
    Erik H. Erikson (20th century)

    Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one.... The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
    Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)

    She’s in the house.
    She’s at turn after turn.
    She’s behind me.
    She’s in front of me.
    She’s in my bed.
    She’s on path after path,
    and I’m weak from want of her.
    O heart,
    there is no reality for me
    other than she she
    she she she she
    in the whole of the reeling world.
    And philosophers talk about Oneness.
    Amaru (c. seventh century A.D.)