actuality

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Etymology[edit]

actual +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

actuality (countable and uncountable, plural actualities)

  1. The state of existing; existence.
  2. The quality of being actual or factual; fact.
  3. (historical, film) A short early motion picture.
    • (Can we date this quote?) “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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