actuality

  • 1 Actuality — Ac tu*al i*ty, n.; pl. {Actualities}. The state of being actual; reality; as, the actuality of God s nature. South. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Actuality — may refer to: * Modal logic * Potentiality and actuality (Aristotle) * A slogan on the television network TruTV …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 actuality — (n.) late 14c., power, efficacy, from O.Fr. actualite and directly from M.L. actualitatem (nom. actualitas), from L.L. actualis (see ACTUAL (Cf. actual)). A Latin loan translation of Gk. energeia. Meaning state of being real is from 1670s… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 actuality —  ; actuality    These two related terms (from the Latin agere, meaning to do ) have a wide variety of meanings; two meanings are particularly important in theology: (1) in the area of morality, human act refers to a person s free, deliberate,… …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 5 actuality — index entity, fact, fait accompli, reality, substance (essential nature), truth, veracity Burton s Le …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 actuality — *existence, being Analogous words: realization, actualization, materialization, externalization, incarnation (see corresponding verbs at REALIZE): attainment, achievement (see corresponding verbs at REACH) Antonyms: potentiality, possibility… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 actuality — [n] something that truly exists, is real achievement, actualization, attainment, brass tacks*, fact, materiality, materialization, reality, real world*, straight stuff*, substance, substantiality, truth, what it is*; concept 725 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 actuality — ► NOUN (pl. actualities) 1) actual existence or fact, as opposed to what was intended or expected. 2) (actualities) existing conditions or facts …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 actuality — [[t]æ̱ktʃuæ̱lɪti[/t]] actualities 1) PHRASE: PHR with cl (emphasis) You can use in actuality to emphasize that what you are saying is true, when it contradicts or contrasts with what you have previously said. It would have been a monumental feat… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 actuality — UK [ˌæktʃuˈælətɪ] / US noun Word forms actuality : singular actuality plural actualities formal 1) [uncountable] what really exists Physics deals as much with possibility as it does with actuality. 2) [countable] a fact or something that is real… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 actuality — ac|tu|al|i|ty [ ,æktʃu æləti ] noun FORMAL 1. ) uncount what really exists: Physics deals as much with possibility as it does with actuality. 2. ) count a fact or something that is real: I tell you all of this to educate you in the actualities of …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 actuality — /ak chooh al i tee/, n., pl. actualities. 1. actual existence; reality. 2. an actual condition or circumstance; fact: Space travel is now an actuality. [1350 1400; ME actualite < ML actualitas. See ACTUAL, ITY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 actuality — ac|tu|al|i|ty [ˌæktʃuˈælıti] n plural actualities formal 1.) [C usually plural] facts, rather than things that people believe or imagine = ↑realities ▪ the grim actualities of prison life 2.) [U] the state of being real or really existing ▪ In… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 actuality — noun 1 (countable usually plural) something that is real; a fact: the grim actualities of prison life 2 (U) formal the state of being real existence (1) 3 in actuality formal really …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 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 > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 actuality — noun a) the state of existing; existence b) the quality of being actual or factual; fact …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 actuality — Synonyms and related words: accomplished fact, achievement, actualization, attainment, authenticity, basis, being, confirmability, demonstratability, doubtlessness, embodiment, essence, eternal verities, externalization, fact, factuality, fait… …

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