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re·al·ity check

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reality checknoun

    an occasion on which one is reminded of the nature of things in the real world

    "this program is intended as a reality check for CEOs"; "after all those elaborate productions, I felt in need of a reality check"


  1. reality checknoun

    a check or review to make sure something is consistent, reasonable, etc.

  2. reality checknoun

    a wake-up call, reminder


  1. Reality Check

    Reality Check was a 1995 television show about Jack Craft, a man who is stuck in a computer mainframe. The two Bonner kids try to get Jack Craft out of the mainframe. Another character on this show is Isis. The computer was activated on September 17, 199?. The show was broadcast under syndication with each episode running for 15 minutes including commercials. It was produced in association with S & S Productions and ran for fourteen episodes before ending.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. reality check

    1. The simplest kind of test of software or hardware; doing the equivalent of asking it what 2 + 2 is and seeing if you get 4. The software equivalent of a smoke test. 2. The act of letting a real user try out prototype software. Compare sanity check.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reality check in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reality check in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of reality check in a Sentence

  1. Paul Chesterton:

    The problems have not gone away...The movement of currencies is still bubbling away underneath, it's a little bit of a reality check after the strong recovery.

  2. Michael Gschossmann:

    We have to get moving on this. We have to ensure that the studies move along quickly. We need a reality check.

  3. Kingsley Jones:

    It was a big reality check when I came to Canada just how difficult it was to get the players together. They all held down day jobs, but I think the MLR is a lifeline for Canada and United States. It's a pathway for players and coaches.

  4. Zafar Mirza:

    The hospitals are overcrowded, visiting and seeing this has been a reality check about the issues on the ground.

  5. Emily Hersh:

    It's a big reality check, chile is a powerhouse in the production of battery chemicals. If they can't do this, everybody needs to pay attention and figure out why.

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