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  1. ac·tu·al·i·ty
    IPA[ˌak(t)SHəˈwalədē]
  2. noun

    • 1. actual existence, typically as contrasted with what was intended, expected, or believed:

      the building looked as impressive in actuality as it did in magazines a mission was sent to investigate the actuality of the situation
    • 2. existing conditions or facts:

      the grim actualities of prison life
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: actuality, plural noun: actualities

    • noun

      the state of existing in reality:

      existing conditions or facts:

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