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n. pl. i·de·al·i·ties
1. The state or quality of being ideal.
2. Existence in idea only.


(ˌaɪ diˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. ideal quality or character.
2. capacity to idealize.
3. Philos. existence only in idea and not in reality.
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Noun1.ideality - the quality of being ideal
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
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In dressing, she moved about in a mental cloud of many-coloured idealities, which eclipsed all sinister contingencies by its brightness.
Bounderby received no offence from these idealities.
A comparison was performed with respect to different test algorithms and shows the importance of non idealities in terms of number of functions (Julian Garcia, Saul Rodriguez and Ana Rusu, 2013).
But if we are willing to take into account the place of nature in the animistic metaphysics of the Yoruba, as well as how the poet rhapsodizes even idealities such as Ogun, Obatala, Sango, Osun, and Esu-Elegbara, we are then forced to draw the conclusion that Osundare is no less a worshipper of nature than Wordsworth, and, more importantly, no less animist-minded than his elder compatriot Soyinka.