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actuality (plural actualities)

  1. the state of existing; existence
  2. the quality of being actual or factual; fact
  3. (historical) a short early motion picture
    By 1903, the actuality film had reached its peak; in 1903, the Edison and Biograph companies, combined, registered three hundred fifty one actuality films for copyright protection. By 1908 that number had dropped to two. The Variety Stage collection