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Fact vs. Reality

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Factnoun

(archaic) Action; the realm of action.

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.’;

Factnoun

A wrongful or criminal deed.

‘He had become an accessory after the fact.’;

Realitynoun

A real entity, event or other fact.

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

Factnoun

(obsolete) A feat or meritorious deed.

Realitynoun

The entirety of all that is real.

Factnoun

An honest observation.

Realitynoun

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

Factnoun

Something actual as opposed to invented.

‘In this story, the Gettysburg Address is a fact, but the rest is fiction.’;

Realitynoun

(obsolete) Loyalty; devotion.

Factnoun

Something which is real.

‘Gravity is a fact, not a theory.’;

Realitynoun

Realty; real estate.

Factnoun

Something which has become real.

‘The promise of television became a fact in the 1920s.’;

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.’;

Factnoun

Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.

‘Let's look at the facts of the case before deciding.’;

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.’;

Factnoun

An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of experts.

‘There is no doubting the fact that the Earth orbits the Sun.’;

Realitynoun

Loyalty; devotion.

‘To express our reality to the emperor.’;

Factnoun

Information about a particular subject, especially actual conditions and/or circumstances.

‘The facts about space travel.’;

Realitynoun

See 2d Realty, 2.

Factnoun

(databases) An individual value or measurement at the lowest level of granularity in a data warehouse.

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’;

Factinterjection

Used before making a statement to introduce it as a trustworthy one.

Realitynoun

the state of being actual or real;

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

Factnoun

A doing, making, or preparing.

‘A project for the fact and vendingOf a new kind of fucus, paint for ladies.’;

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’;

Factnoun

An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.

‘What might instigate him to this devilish fact, I am not able to conjecture.’; ‘He who most excels in fact of arms.’;

Realitynoun

the quality possessed by something that is real

Factnoun

Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.

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’;

Factnoun

The assertion or statement of a thing done or existing; sometimes, even when false, improperly put, by a transfer of meaning, for the thing done, or supposed to be done; a thing supposed or asserted to be done; as, history abounds with false facts.

‘I do not grant the fact.’; ‘This reasoning is founded upon a fact which is not true.’;

Realitynoun

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

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

Factnoun

a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred;

‘first you must collect all the facts of the case’;

Realitynoun

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

‘we want to make the dream a reality’;

Factnoun

a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened;

‘he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts’;

Realitynoun

the quality of being lifelike

‘the reality of Marryat's detail’;

Factnoun

an event known to have happened or something known to have existed;

‘your fears have no basis in fact’; ‘how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell’;

Realitynoun

relating to reality TV

‘a reality show’;

Factnoun

a concept whose truth can be proved;

‘scientific hypotheses are not facts’;

Realitynoun

the state or quality of having existence or substance

‘youth, when death has no reality’;

Factnoun

a thing that is known or proved to be true

‘the most commonly known fact about hedgehogs is that they have fleas’; ‘he ignores some historical and economic facts’; ‘a body of fact’;

Realitynoun

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

Factnoun

information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article

‘even the most inventive journalism peters out without facts, and in this case there were no facts’;

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.

Factnoun

used to refer to a particular situation under discussion

‘despite the fact that I'm so tired, sleep is elusive’;

Factnoun

the truth about events as opposed to interpretation

‘there was a question of fact as to whether they had received the letter’;

Fact

A fact is an occurrence in the real world. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability—that is whether it can be demonstrated to correspond to experience.

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