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Definition of the noun actuality
What does actuality mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: actualities
- the state of actually existing objectively
- example: a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- more generic terms: being / beingness / existence / face of the earth = the state or fact of existing
- more specific terms:
- entelechy = the state of something that is fully realized
- genuineness = the state of being genuine
- realness / realism / reality = the state of being actual or real
- reality = the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be
- the true / trueness / verity / truth = conformity to reality or actuality
- attribute: existent / actual = presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
Alternative definition of the noun actuality
- the state of existing; existence
- the quality of being actual or factual; fact
"actuality" is a musical single of Kou Shibasaki.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Actuality
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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 ...
Nature'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 ...
Ontology of Production (2012)
Three Essays by Kitarō 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 ...
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...
by John Hartley
In short, actuality is a device for naturalising meaning (it proposes the cultural as natural).
Ultimate 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 ...
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 ...
Power 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
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).
by J. O. Urmson
ACTUALITY AND POTENTIALITY A block of wood is potentially a statue, an acorn is potentially an oak; ...
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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