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Philosophy. The doctrine that only what is actual exists, and hence entities which are only possible do not exist; belief in the importance of the actual.
2Realism in description or representation; = actuality.
Geology. The theory or principle that changes in the geological past can be explained in terms of processes observable in the present. Compare actualist. Now chiefly historical.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Brownson's Quarterly Review. From actual + -ism.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.