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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 ?
Everybody around her believed in enchant- ments; nobody had any doubts; to doubt that a castle could be turned into a sty, and its occupants into hogs, would have been the same as my doubting among Con- necticut people the actuality of the telephone and its wonders, -- and in both cases would be absolute proof of a diseased mind, an unsettled reason.
The coarse brawl, the loathsome den, the crude violence of disordered life, the very vileness of thief and outcast, were more vivid, in their intense actuality of impression, than all the gracious shapes of art, the dreamy shadows of song.
Where before it had been an actuality to her she now realized that Korak was but a memory.
I made these notes not so much to preserve the memory (one cared not for any to-morrow then) but to help me to keep a better hold of the actuality.
He closed the door and, while he re-pocketed his key, looking up and down, they took in the comparatively harsh actuality of the Avenue, which reminded him of the assault of the outer light of the Desert on the traveller emerging from an Egyptian tomb.
A glance at a geological map will show that whatever truth there may have been of the actuality of such monsters in the early geologic periods, at least there was plenty of possibility.
The world was at least ignorant of its bereavement, while to me it was a real and terrible actuality.
It must have been at about the same instant that Achmet Zek discovered the pile of yellow ingots and realized the actuality of what he had already feared since first his eyes had alighted upon the party beside the ruins of the Englishman's bungalow.
But, like all oft-repeated truths, it has in time lost something of its actuality and cogency.
Perforce, because he was born in our horde he stayed with us; but in actuality he was an atavism and his place was elsewhere.
Here, his calm consideration of a possibility was swamped by the fear that it was an actuality, and he lost the thread of his reasoning.
actuality of the photograph and puts it distinctly into the category