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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or fact of being actual; reality. See Synonyms at existence.
  • n. Actual conditions or facts. Often used in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being actual; reality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the state of actually existing objectively

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