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Imaginary vs. Reality

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Imaginaryadjective

Existing only in the imagination.

‘Santa Claus is imaginary.’;

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.’;

Imaginaryadjective

Having no real part; that part of a complex number which is a multiple of the square root of -1.

Realitynoun

A real entity, event or other fact.

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

Imaginarynoun

Imagination; fancy.

Realitynoun

The entirety of all that is real.

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Imaginarynoun

(mathematics) An imaginary quantity.

Realitynoun

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

Imaginarynoun

(sociology) The set of values, institutions, laws, and symbols common to a particular social group and the corresponding society through which people imagine their social whole.

Realitynoun

(obsolete) Loyalty; devotion.

Imaginaryadjective

Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal.

‘Wilt thou add to all the griefs I sufferImaginary ills and fancied tortures?’;

Realitynoun

Realty; real estate.

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Imaginarynoun

An imaginary expression or quantity.

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.’;

Imaginaryadjective

not based on fact; dubious;

‘the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties’; ‘a small child's imaginary friends’; ‘her imagined fame’; ‘to create a notional world for oneself’;

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.’;

Imaginaryadjective

existing only in the imagination

‘Chris had imaginary conversations with her’;

Realitynoun

Loyalty; devotion.

‘To express our reality to the emperor.’;

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Imaginaryadjective

(of a number or quantity) expressed in terms of the square root of a negative number (usually the square root of −1, represented by i or j).

Realitynoun

See 2d Realty, 2.

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’;

Realitynoun

the state of being actual or real;

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

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’;

Realitynoun

the quality possessed by something that is real

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’;

Realitynoun

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

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

Realitynoun

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

‘we want to make the dream a reality’;

Realitynoun

the quality of being lifelike

‘the reality of Marryat's detail’;

Realitynoun

relating to reality TV

‘a reality show’;

Realitynoun

the state or quality of having existence or substance

‘youth, when death has no reality’;

Realitynoun

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

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.

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