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ac·tu·al·i·ty

 (ăk′cho͞o-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. ac·tu·al·i·ties
1. The state or fact of being actual; reality. See Synonyms at existence.
2. often actualities Actual conditions or facts.

actuality

(ˌæktʃʊˈælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. true existence; reality
2. (sometimes plural) a fact or condition that is real

ac•tu•al•i•ty

(ˌæk tʃuˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. actual existence; reality.
2. an actual condition or circumstance; fact.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.actuality - the state of actually existing objectively; "a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality"
being, beingness, existence - the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
entelechy - (Aristotle) the state of something that is fully realized; actuality as opposed to potentiality
genuineness - the state of being genuine
realness, realism, reality - the state of being actual or real; "the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"
reality - the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be; "businessmen have to face harsh realities"
the true, trueness, verity, truth - conformity to reality or actuality; "they debated the truth of the proposition"; "the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat"; "he was famous for the truth of his portraits"; "he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities"

actuality

noun
1. reality, truth, substance, verity, materiality, realness, substantiality, factuality, corporeality It exists in dreams rather than actuality.
2. fact, truth, reality, verity You may theorise, but we are concerned with actualities.

actuality

noun
1. The fact or state of existing or of being actual:
2. Something having real, demonstrable existence:
3. The quality of being actual or factual:
Translations
حَقِيقَة، حَالِيَّة
realitaskutečnost
virkelighed
raunveruleiki

actuality

[ˌæktjʊˈælɪtɪ] Nrealidad f
in actualityen realidad

actuality

[ˌæktʃuˈælɪti] n
in actuality (= actually, in reality) → en réalité
(= reality) → réalité f
(formal) (= fact) → fait m (= condition) → situation f réelle

actuality

n (= reality)Wirklichkeit f, → Realität f; (= realism)Aktualität f; the actualities of the situationdie tatsächlichen Gegebenheiten

actuality

[ˌæktʃʊˈælɪtɪ] n but in actuality ...ma in realtà...

actual

(ˈӕktʃuəl) adjective
real; existing; not imaginary. In actual fact he is not as stupid as you think he is.
ˌactuˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
(a) reality. the actuality of the situation.
ˈactually adverb
1. really. She actually saw the accident happen.
2. in fact. Actually, I'm doing something else this evening.
References in classic literature ?
The first of them, and the other poems and fictions I was reading, meant more to me than the rumors of war that were then filling the air, and that so soon became its awful actualities.
There were matters of duty, of course -- directions, orders, and so on; but the past being to his mind done with, and the future not there yet, the more general actualities of the day required no comment -- because facts can speak for themselves with overwhelming precision.
The child in him kept bumping against things, against actualities like money and sex and opinions.
It aims largely to interest and delight, to throw over life a pleasing glamor; it generally deals with love or heroic adventure; and it generally locates its scenes and characters in distant times and places, where it can work unhampered by our consciousness of the humdrum actualities of our daily experience.
If, however, his commercial imagination was dead, he felt no contempt for the surviving actualities begotten by it.
It would lead him too far away from the actualities which are the daily bread of the public mind.
The essence of a thing is in potency with regard to its existence: potency is established in its actualities.
The NorCast Conference is an international forum that highlights casthouse actualities and related products in the aluminium industry.
Psychedelic Horizons is very highly recommended to psychology students and all non-specialist general readers, particularly those subversive in thought, for its stimulating and progressive thought and concept of the actualities of psychedelics and the human mind, psyche and thought.
The question of whether the warming power of the aroused conscious-Unconscious mind has any power to influence the creation of actual actualities is at the core of the paradox.
Rose is the inspirational story reveling the truth behind the myth of "Hitler's Pope" and what actualities grant Pope Pius XII the prestigious role he has taken on as the pope guiding millions of Catholics.
However, this biography is neither a heroic nor a defamatory look at Cook but rather an attempt to deal with the "messy actualities of the past," writes Thomas.