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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

    A reality check is a method or situation that challenges or tests one's understanding of a situation, or forces reconsideration of one's perceptions and beliefs, by providing facts and evidence to the truth or reality. It is typically employed to dispel illusions or misconceptions and return one's focus to the actual state of affairs.


  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. James McGlew:

    Any new outbreak will be looked at very, very cautiously by investors. The market is putting into perspective that the COVID-19 issue has not been resolved yet. It's a reality check.

  2. Jenny Ruelas:

    It's not easy waking up and not hearing a thing, not hearing him because one thing about my Dad, when he got to the house, everybody knew he was home, i have to do a reality check. He's not going to come out of there anymore. Out of respect, the doors are still closed. Everything is still there.

  3. Chief Deputy Joe Dragovich:

    Maybe there's just that fear of the consequences -- and that would be a reality check for them, that there are consequences.

  4. 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.

  5. Jeff Birkeland:

    Keystone XL to Paris Agreement was one of the things Read MoreThose ran on, so I can't say Paris Agreement was Paris Agreement. But when you finally hear Paris Agreement, Paris Agreement's a reality check for you. Thirteen years of my career have been spent on Trans Canada. It's tough.

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