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reality

noun
 
 
/riˈæləti/
B2 [U] the way things or situations really are and not the way you would like them to be: Listening to music is my escape from reality. Sooner or later you have to face up to reality. He may seem charming but in reality he's actually quite unpleasant.Reality and truth
the reality/realities of sth B2 the truth about an unpleasant situation: the harsh realities of lifeReality and truth
become a reality to start to happen or exist: New jobs could become a reality by next month. →  See also virtual reality Reality and truth
Translations of “reality”
in Korean 현실…
in Arabic واقِع…
in Portuguese realidade…
in Catalan realitat…
in Japanese 現実…
in Italian realtà…
in Chinese (Traditional) 現實, 實際情況, 事實…
in Russian действительность…
in Turkish gerçek, hakikât…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现实, 实际情况, 事实…
in Polish rzeczywistość…
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