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noun formal actuality pronunciation in American English /ˌæktʃuˈæləti/ 
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singularactuality
pluralactualities
  1. 1
    [uncountable] what really exists

    Physics deals as much with possibility as it does with actuality.

  2. 2
    [countable] a fact or something that is real

    I tell you all of this to educate you in the actualities of war.

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