actuality

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

Definition of actuality

plural

actualities

  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 in a sentence

  1. The actuality was quite different from the theory.

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

1587

First Known Use of actuality

1587


ACTUALITY Defined for English Language Learners

actuality

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

Definition of actuality for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being actual or real

  • : something that is actual or real



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