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actuality

noun

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1 the fact of being or of being real
  • the actuality of the Abominable Snowman is not taken seriously by scientists

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2 the quality of being actual
  • the actuality of equal opportunity depends on more than just having laws that supposedly ensure it

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3 the state of being actual or complete
  • the actuality of a manned flight to the moon would never have been believed a hundred years ago

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4 something that actually exists
  • these estimated tax revenues, from casinos that have yet to be built, are being treated as actualities

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The first known use of actuality was in 1587

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“Actuality.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/actuality. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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