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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or fact of being actual; reality. synonym: existence.
  • noun Actual conditions or facts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being actual, as opposed to potentiality; existence, as opposed to ideality.
  • noun That in which anything is realized.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being actual; reality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the state of existing; existence
  • noun the quality of being actual or factual; fact
  • noun historical a short early motion picture

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

  • noun the state of actually existing objectively

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