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actual

(ak′choo-ăl) [Fr. fr. L. actualis, active, practical]
Real, existent.
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The lines 22-3 are therefore a very early piece of tradition about Hesiod, and though the appearance of Muses must be treated as a graceful fiction, we find that a writer, later than the "Works and Days" by perhaps no more than three-quarters of a century, believed in the actuality of Hesiod and in his life as a farmer or shepherd.
The world of books and bookish folk is very vague, more like a dream memory than an actuality.
I ought to have seen at once--but I did not; so diffi cult is it for our minds, remembering so much, in structed so much, informed of so much, to get in touch with the real actuality at our elbow.
Yet the uninteresting lives of men so entirely given to the actuality of the bare existence have their mysterious side.
de P-- -'s death was no longer an actuality, but the enterprising correspondent was proud of having ferreted out some unofficial information about that fact of modern history.
In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality.
Counterpart Theory and the Actuality Operator, ULRICH MEYER
Living thought; the origins and actuality of Italian philosophy.
Birmingham-based PR and online specialist Actuality Media has picked up a contract to supply English language web content for a major Dutch company.
It is with this turn to the question of actuality that Fichte comes to prioritise the actuality of right over the mere possibility of moral action (contra Kant).
When it comes to video and image display, 3-D is the final frontier, according to Actuality Systems President and CEO Michael Goldstein.
Though not rated, Legend of the Dragon is a family-friendly television show, dealing with such issues as growing up, facing burdens of personal responsibility, and learning to accept that the figures one worships as heroes or idols may in actuality be less noble than one might guess.