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agreement reality

Definition of Agreement Reality

(noun) Ideas and beliefs that members of a group such as a society or culture typically accept as true.

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Agreement Reality Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: a·gree·ment re·al·i·ty

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /uh-grEE-muhnt ree-A-luh-tee/
  • British English – /uh-grEE-muhnt ri-A-li-tee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /əˈgrimənt ˌriˈæləˌti/
  • British English – /əˈgriːmənt ri(ː)ˈælɪti/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: agreement realities
  • Agreement reality is what a group of people “know” to be true but cannot necessarily prove.
  • Also called consensus reality.

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Works Consulted

Abercrombie, Nicholas, Stephen Hill, and Bryan Turner. 2006. The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology. 5th ed. London: Penguin.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Macmillan. (N.d.) Macmillan Dictionary. (https://www.macmillandictionary.com/).

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Agreement Reality

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “agreement reality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 13, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/agreement-reality/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

agreement reality. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/agreement-reality/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “agreement reality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 13, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/agreement-reality/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“agreement reality.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 13 Aug. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/agreement-reality/>.