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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The partnership also allows Grabyo customers to tap into the design capabilities of the Emmy award-winning Reality Check Systems, the creative partners for the new service.
This was perhaps a reality check for anyone who dared think that those dreams of promotion -- and a celebration to beat any Christmas come May -- were to be realised without some downs and downright hard work.
It appeared game over, but then Zohore - who had been steadily improving - offered his own reality check. Cardiff's record without last season's top scorer has been impressive, but here with a goal from 25 yards as he controlled on chest and volleyed home he reminded that a bit of x-factor will go a long way in the months ahead.
Ford Reality Check's creators hope the educational app will help young people to develop safer driving practices.
"We were not flying or anything in our heads, but I think it's a good reality check that you still need to work very hard, even if you're 2-0 up," Alderweireld said.
"With Ford Reality Check, we have created a safe environment in which to fail," said Daniel Cheetham, for Happy Finish.
BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche believes the departure of Andre Gray for Watford represents a reality check for the club.
2017 IT Reality Check Indicates Caution is the Watchword as IT Departments Balance the Needs of the Business with an Uncertain Outlook for the Remainder of 2017.
It is the family business that gives us the reality check. Who are the family's business links?
We see the recent sell-off as a reality check as the past months' rally had primarily been driven by improving sentiment rather than improving fundamentals.
'A reality check reveals that private investment-a key future growth driver across South Asia-is yet to be ignited to sustain and further increase economic growth, said Annette Dixon, World Bank South Asia Region's Vice President.
Reality check: You must have a minimum five per cent deposit and a first mortgage.