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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.

Examples of Agreement Reality

Agreement Reality Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /əˈɡrim(ə)nt riˈælədi/
    • British English
      • /əˈɡriːm(ə)nt rɪˈalᵻti/
  • Syllabification: (a·gree·ment re·al·i·ty)

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 September 22, 2019 (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 September 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/agreement-reality/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“agreement reality.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/agreement-reality/>.