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Definition of the noun actuality

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noun - plural: actualities

  1. the state of actually existing objectively

Alternative definition of the noun actuality

noun

  1. the state of existing; existence
  2. the quality of being actual or factual; fact

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Google previewParticulars, Actuality, and Identity Over Time, Vol 4 (2013)

Analytical Metaphysics by Michael Tooley

Actuality is a property that every possible world predicates of itself, and of no other world; (3) "Actual" is an indexical term that refers to the world inhabited by the ...

Google previewNature's Principles (2006)

by Jan Faye, Paul Needham, Uwe Scheffler, Max Urchs

For Lewis, actuality is a relative notion: our own world is indeed actual, but only relatively to us. Actuality is an indexical, context-sensitive concept that picks out different worlds at different world-contexts. In this world Lewis is a philosopher, but ...

Google previewOntology of Production (2012)

Three Essays by KitarĊ Nishida

Historical actuality is that which is formed in expressive activity; it is that which itself gives form to itself in expressive activity; because it is mediated by that which is absolutely transcendental, it can be thought to transcend the self itself and to ...

Google previewCompendium of Theology By Thomas Aquinas (2009)

by Saint Thomas (Aquinas), Riachard J Regan

Actuality is a perfection and has the nature of good, since the potential by nature seeks to be actual, and good is what all things seek. And so also a...

Google previewCommunication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts (2003)

by John Hartley

In short, actuality is a device for naturalising meaning (it proposes the cultural as natural).

Google previewUltimate Realities (2001)

A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project by Robert C. Neville

nor is God actual, for "actuality is a concept relating thought to sensation"; (160). In the realm of human, intentional, moral action a person loves and is motivated by, not an anthropomorphic God, but the ...

Google previewSpinoza's Revolutions in Natural Law (2012)

by A. Campos

More specifically, Aristotelian potency is the reality of being in determinability, whereas actuality is the reality of being indetermination. Aristotle's potencyrelates not to a possible being, butratherto thepossibilities in being. Hence, it is nota ...

Google previewPower Talk! (2011)

The Influence of Talk Radio by Mike Siegel

The actuality is a recorded statement intended for broadcast. This raised the bar for newscasts on the station and made it ...

Google previewThe Deleuze Dictionary Revised Edition (2010)

by Adrian Parr

AFFECT 11 express itself in always different actualities: the English revolution, the French revolution, the Russian revolution, are specific and different only because actuality is the expression of an Idea of revolution which can repeat itself ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion (2013)

by Ian Richard Netton

In this sense matter is potential existence, while form is the actual power which transfers it from having potential existence to having a shape and existing in actuality. Arab and Muslim philosophers translated these both terms as mumkin ( for ...

Google previewThe Agamben Dictionary (2011)

by Alex Murray, Jessica Whyte

ACTUALITY 17 In a regime of exception, sovereign power manifests itself precisely in the faculty of deliberately deciding and enforcing the ban, while making it appear as the logical consequence of the norm . And if ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Relations (2013)

by Robert L. Heath

ActuAlity. An actuality is an audiotape recording of a human news source that is intended to be played as an integral part of a news story prepared for broadcast in an electronic medium and provided through media relations. The term ...

Google previewA Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion (2014)

by Anthony Thiselton

actuality The broadest, mainline meaning of this term is drawn from ARISTOTLE, in whose writings it stands in contrast to potentiality or ' possibility'. Finite entities have potentialities which become actual when they are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Theology (1975)

A Concise Sacramentum Mundi by Karl Rahner

means, in the traditional identification of the real with the ideal, that infinite thought is the perfect reality of all objective truth or content: the idea is the actuality of reality. Just as it is only in finite being and thought that the real and the idea are ...

Google previewAmerican Philosophy: An Encyclopedia (2008)

by John Lachs, Robert B. Talisse

Ingeneral discourse, however, actuality hasawider range,and hastheactual contrastwith falsification(fake, pretended, inauthentic, merely seeming), supposition(putative, estimated), and simulation (initiation, virtual, simulated, modeled, ersatz).

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Western Philosophy and Philosophers (1991)

by J. O. Urmson

ACTUALITY AND POTENTIALITY A block of wood is potentially a statue, an acorn is potentially an oak; ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam (2014)

by Salim Ayduz, Ibrahim Kalin, Caner Dagli

Moreover, Aristotle's famous distinction between actuality (entelekheia or energeia) and potentiality (dunamis) also has important connotations for necessity and contingency. Like endekhomenon, dunamis refers to something that is neither ...

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It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past. (Hannah Arendt)
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Scrabble value of A1C3T1U1A1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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