actuality

actuality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1618 1. the quality or state of being actual 2. something that is actual ; fact, reality <
possible risks which have been seized upon as actualities — T. S. Eliot
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  • actuality — [ak΄cho͞o al′ə tē, ak΄sho͞oal′ə tē] n. 1. the state of being actual; reality 2. pl. actualities an actual thing or condition; fact …   English World dictionary

  • actuality —    by Claire Colebrook   It might seem that Deleuze s philosophy is dominated by an affirmation of the virtual and is highly critical of a western tradition that has privileged actuality. To a certain extent this is true, and this privilege can… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • actuality —    by Claire Colebrook   It might seem that Deleuze s philosophy is dominated by an affirmation of the virtual and is highly critical of a western tradition that has privileged actuality. To a certain extent this is true, and this privilege can… …   The Deleuze dictionary

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