reality check

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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.

reality check

(2)
The act of letting a real user try out prototype software.

Compare sanity check.
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