Meaning of “reality” - Learner’s Dictionary

reality

noun us uk /riˈæləti/
Extra Examples
Fiction should be grounded in reality.The princess's world was far removed from reality.Her new book blurs the distinction between reality and fiction.In reality, the situation is far worse than has been reported.The critic argued that art should imitate reality.

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.
the reality/realities of sth

B2 the truth about an unpleasant situation:

the harsh realities of life
become a reality

to start to happen or exist:

New jobs could become a reality by next month.
→ See also virtual reality

(Definition of “reality” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)