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actuality

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noun ac·tu·al·i·ty \ˌak-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē, ˌak-shə-\

Simple Definition of actuality

  • : the quality or state of being actual or real

  • : something that is actual or real

Full Definition of actuality

plural ac·tu·al·i·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being actual

  2. 2 :  something that is actual :  fact, reality <possible risks which have been seized upon as actualities — T. S. Eliot>

in actuality
  1. :  in actual fact

Examples of actuality

  1. The actuality was quite different from the theory.

  2. <the actuality of the Abominable Snowman is not taken seriously by scientists>



1618

First Known Use of actuality

1618




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