actuality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

actual +‎ -ity

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌækt͡ʃuˈælɪti/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

actuality (countable and uncountable, plural actualities)

  1. The state of existing; existence.
  2. An instance or quality of being actual or factual; fact.
  3. (television) Live reporting on current affairs.
    • 2005, Alan R. Stephenson, ‎David E. Reese, ‎Mary E. Beadle, Broadcast Announcing Worktext (page 164)
      This is a news report from the scene of the event. When a voicer and an actuality are combined into one complete story, it's known as a wrap.
  4. (historical, film) A short early motion picture.
    • 1999, “The Variety Stage collection”, in Selected Materials from the Library of Congress[1]:
      By 1903, the actuality film had reached its peak; in 1903, the Edison and Biograph companies, combined, registered three hundred fifty one actuality films for copyright protection. By 1908 that number had dropped to two.

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