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Appearance vs. Reality

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Appearancenoun

The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye.

‘His sudden appearance surprised me.’;

Realitynoun

The state of being actual or real.

‘The reality of the crash scene on TV dawned upon him only when he saw the victim was no actor but his friend.’;

Appearancenoun

A thing seen; a phenomenon; an apparition.

‘There was a strange appearance in the sky.’;

Realitynoun

A real entity, event or other fact.

‘The ultimate reality of life is that it ends in death.’;

Appearancenoun

The way something looks; personal presence

Realitynoun

The entirety of all that is real.

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Appearancenoun

Apparent likeness; the way which something or someone appears to others.

‘Some people say I'm shallow because I care so much about my appearance.’;

Realitynoun

An individual observer's own subjective perception of that which is real.

Appearancenoun

That which is not substance, essence, hypostasis; the outward reality as opposed to the underlying reality

‘Catholicism teaches that the Eucharist, while remaining under the physical appearance of bread and wine, becomes really and truly the body and the blood of Christ.’;

Realitynoun

(obsolete) Loyalty; devotion.

Appearancenoun

The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character.

‘A person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator.’; ‘David Beckham's first appearance with the LA Galaxy at Giants Stadium against the New York Red Bulls last night drew a crowd of 66237.’;

Realitynoun

Realty; real estate.

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Appearancenoun

(legal) An instance of someone coming into a court of law to be part of a trial, either in person or represented by an attorney or such like; a court appearance

Realitynoun

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.’;

Appearancenoun

(medical) Chiefly used by nurses: the act of defecation by a patient.

‘The patient had a small bowel obstruction and there was no appearance until after the obstruction resolved.’;

Realitynoun

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.’; ‘My neck may be an idea to you, but it is a reality to me.’;

Appearancenoun

The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.

Realitynoun

Loyalty; devotion.

‘To express our reality to the emperor.’;

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Appearancenoun

A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.

Realitynoun

See 2d Realty, 2.

Appearancenoun

Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.

‘And now am come to see . . . It thy appearance answer loud report.’;

Realitynoun

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’;

Appearancenoun

Semblance, or apparent likeness; external show. pl. Outward signs, or circumstances, fitted to make a particular impression or to determine the judgment as to the character of a person or a thing, an act or a state; as, appearances are against him.

‘There was upon the tabernacle, as it were, the appearance of fire.’; ‘For man looketh on the outward appearance.’; ‘Judge not according to the appearance.’;

Realitynoun

the state of being actual or real;

‘the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him’;

Appearancenoun

The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character; as, a person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator.

‘Will he now retire,After appearance, and again prolongOur expectation?’;

Realitynoun

the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be;

‘businessmen have to face harsh realities’;

Appearancenoun

Probability; likelihood.

‘There is that which hath no appearance.’;

Realitynoun

the quality possessed by something that is real

Appearancenoun

The coming into court of either of the parties; the being present in court; the coming into court of a party summoned in an action, either by himself or by his attorney, expressed by a formal entry by the proper officer to that effect; the act or proceeding by which a party proceeded against places himself before the court, and submits to its jurisdiction.

Realitynoun

the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them

‘Laura was losing touch with reality’; ‘he refuses to face reality’;

Appearancenoun

outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

Realitynoun

a thing that is actually experienced or seen, especially when this is unpleasant

‘the harsh realities of life in a farming community’;

Appearancenoun

the event of coming into sight

Realitynoun

a thing that exists in fact, having previously only existed in one's mind

‘we want to make the dream a reality’;

Appearancenoun

formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action

Realitynoun

the quality of being lifelike

‘the reality of Marryat's detail’;

Appearancenoun

a mental representation;

‘I tried to describe his appearance to the police’;

Realitynoun

relating to reality TV

‘a reality show’;

Appearancenoun

the act of appearing in public view;

‘the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period’; ‘it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America’;

Realitynoun

the state or quality of having existence or substance

‘youth, when death has no reality’;

Appearancenoun

pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression;

‘they try to keep up appearances’; ‘that ceremony is just for show’;

Realitynoun

existence that is absolute, self-sufficient, or objective, and not subject to human decisions or conventions.

Appearancenoun

the way that someone or something looks

‘she checked her appearance in the mirror’;

Reality

Reality is the sum or aggregate of all that is real or existent within a system, as opposed to that which is only imaginary. The term is also used to refer to the ontological status of things, indicating their existence.

Appearancenoun

an impression given by someone or something

‘she read it with every appearance of interest’;

Appearancenoun

an act of performing or participating in a public event

‘he is well known for his television appearances’;

Appearancenoun

an act of arriving or becoming visible

‘the sudden appearance of her daughter startled her’;

Appearancenoun

a process of coming into existence or use

‘the appearance of the railway’;

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