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Status vs. Reality

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Statusnoun

A person’s condition, position or standing relative to that of others.

‘Superstition is highly correlated with economic status.’;

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.’;

Statusnoun

Prestige or high standing.

Realitynoun

A real entity, event or other fact.

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

Statusnoun

A situation or state of affairs.

‘What's the status of the investigation?’; ‘New York is known for its status as a financial center.’;

Realitynoun

The entirety of all that is real.

Statusnoun

(legal) The legal condition of a person or thing.

Realitynoun

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

Statusnoun

The state (of a Canadian Indian) of being registered under the Indian Act.

‘He is a status Indian.’;

Realitynoun

(obsolete) Loyalty; devotion.

Statusnoun

(social networking) A function of some instant messaging applications, whereby a user may post a message that appears automatically to other users, if they attempt to make contact.

‘I'm just about to update my status to "busy".’;

Realitynoun

Realty; real estate.

Statusnoun

(medicine) Short for status asthmaticus.}}

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.’;

Statusnoun

State; condition; position of affairs.

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.’;

Statusnoun

the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;

‘he had the status of a minor’; ‘the novel attained the status of a classic’; ‘atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life’;

Realitynoun

Loyalty; devotion.

‘To express our reality to the emperor.’;

Statusnoun

a state at a particular time;

‘a condition (or state) of disrepair’; ‘the current status of the arms negotiations’;

Realitynoun

See 2d Realty, 2.

Statusnoun

relative social or professional position; standing

‘an improvement in the status of women’;

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’;

Statusnoun

high rank or social standing

‘those who enjoy wealth and status’;

Realitynoun

the state of being actual or real;

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

Statusnoun

the official classification given to a person, country, or organization, determining their rights or responsibilities

‘the duchy had been elevated to the status of a principality’;

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’;

Statusnoun

the situation at a particular time during a process

‘an update on the status of the bill’;

Realitynoun

the quality possessed by something that is real

Statusnoun

a posting on a social networking website that indicates a user's current situation, state of mind, or opinion about something

‘I noticed that there were some interesting status updates from some of my local friends’; ‘when I updated my status on Facebook yesterday I said I was 'seeking a sense of purpose'’;

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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