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Definition of actuality noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. actualities) (formal)
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  1. 1[uncountable] the state of something existing in reality The building looked as impressive in actuality as it did in photographs.
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] things that exist synonym fact, reality the grim actualities of prison life
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