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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·al·i·ty /riˈæləti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·al·i·ty n.; pl. Realities
 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 a reality to me.   --Beattie.
 3.  Loyalty; devotion. [Obs.]
    To express our reality to the emperor.   --Fuller.
 4. Law See 2d Realty, 2.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: all of your experiences that determine how things appear to
           you; "his world was shattered"; "we live in different
           worlds"; "for them demons were as much a part of reality
           as trees were" [syn: world]
      2: the state of being actual or real; "the reality of his
         situation slowly dawned on him" [syn: realness, realism]
         [ant: unreality]
      3: the state of the world as it really is rather than as you
         might want it to be; "businessmen have to face harsh
      4: the quality possessed by something that is real [ant: unreality]