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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-choo-al-i-tee]
    • /ˌæk tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/
    • /ˌæk.tʃuˈæl.ə.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-choo-al-i-tee]
    • /ˌæk tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/

Definitions of actuality word

  • uncountable noun actuality Actuality is the state of really existing rather than being imagined. 3
  • countable noun actuality An actuality is a fact or condition that really exists. 3
  • noun actuality true existence; reality 3
  • noun actuality a fact or condition that is real 3
  • noun actuality the state of being actual; reality 3
  • noun actuality an actual thing or condition; fact 3

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Origin of actuality

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English actualite < Medieval Latin āctuālitās. See actual, -ity

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Parts of speech for Actuality


actuality popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

actuality usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for actuality

noun actuality

  • substance — that of which a thing consists; physical matter or material: form and substance.
  • actualization — the act or process of actualizing.
  • materiality — material nature or quality.
  • reality — the state or quality of being real.
  • attainment — The attainment of an aim is the achieving of it.

Antonyms for actuality

noun actuality

  • forfeit — a fine; penalty.
  • lieJonas, 1880–1940, U.S. painter, born in Norway.
  • failure — an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. The campaign was a failure.

Top questions with actuality

  • what we call human nature in actuality is human habit?
  • what does actuality mean?
  • what is actuality?

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