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actuality

[ ak-choo-al-i-tee ]
/ ˌæk tʃuˈæl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural ac·tu·al·i·ties.

actual existence; reality.
an actual condition or circumstance; fact: Space travel is now an actuality.

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Origin of actuality

1350–1400; Middle English actualite<Medieval Latin āctuālitās.See actual, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM actuality

non·ac·tu·al·i·ty, noun, plural non·ac·tu·al·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for actuality

actuality
/ (ˌæktʃʊˈælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

true existence; reality
(sometimes plural) a fact or condition that is real
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