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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Ford Reality Check is the first app for the Google Daydream VR platform aimed at educating young drivers.
A reality check provides an opportunity to understand and prepare for these issues before they arise.
While the traditional "Intro-to-the-Music-Industry" texts dive right into content, Reality Check offers advice about a student's personality traits, interview skills, attitude training, and how to get to the point where the artist should be talking to an agent, a manager, etc.
Each issue of Reality Check was produced in a self-mailer format.
You could say that it was a reality check," he said.
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This speaks to a reality check about change, the pace and the impact of any one individual.
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Without that reality check, people are more creative.
The flag appears in various forms seemingly to remind us that America's black people remain the conscience of the nation, consistently forcing it to look at itself in the mirror, providing a reality check to see if the image projected to the world is credible, or just the figment of a patriotic imagination.