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  • n. Alternative spelling of actualization.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A making actual or really existent; giving the appearance of reality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See actualization, actualize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. making real or giving the appearance of reality


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  • For Schütze, Caravaggio's originality resides in what he defines as the actualisation of the historia sacra (the sacred narrative): "The aim of Caravaggio's interpretation of the historia sacra was to transport it into modern times and illuminate it from a human perspective, to provide a visual answer, as it were, to the question of what it could mean in concrete terms for his contemporaries and their religious convictions."

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  • As for Caravaggio's tendency to actualise, an accurate analysis of his works would undoubtedly prove that the definition of "actualisation" and the mapping of its applications are much more problematic than one would expect.

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  • Most of the Hugos go to people I haven't heard of for doing amazing things I have no awareness or interest in and as a form of community self-actualisation I think that that's really sweet and healthy.

    MIND MELD: The Hugo Awards - Success at Picking the Best, How Well it Represents the Genre, 2009 Predictions & Overlooked Titles

  • This begins with psychological needs such as food and water 'rising through to safety, belonging, esteem and ending with self-actualisation (such as creativity).

    Charity should begin with worthiness league table, says philanthropy adviser

  • It can be associated, in particular, with Abraham Maslow's notion of "peak experiences" – the ecstatic states that satisfy the human need for self-actualisation.

    William James, part 6: Mystical states

  • Moreover, because ‘human rights’ is the legal engine of self-actualisation, it is also the legal engine of moral and cultural relativism – the doctrine that values are all subjective, that there can therefore be no hierarchy of values and that no culture can have superiority over any other culture.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • This is why I feel that such elation, such hope, such actualisation, can only come from artists, from culture.

    Peace and Love: Time to Recycle the Flower Power Era

  • Arising from the contemporary cult of individuality which repudiates all external authority as unjustified constraints on self-actualisation, ‘human rights’ culture claimed that these ‘rights’ were indeed universal – principles that transcended all cultures and therefore laid claim to superseding them.

    The 'human rights' witch-hunt

  • Hans Urs von Balthasar wrote that the Saints constitute the most important message of the Gospel, its actualisation in daily life, and therefore represent for a real means of access to Jesus.

    Seeing St Augustine

  • The top two needs, once these basics have been achieved, are for esteem/self-esteem and self-actualisation.

    Archive 2009-08-01


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