Definition of actualism in English:

actualism

noun

  • 1Philosophy
    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".

  • 3Geology
    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.

Pronunciation

actualism

/ˈaktʃʊəlɪz(ə)m/ /ˈaktʃʊlɪz(ə)m/ /ˈaktʃ(ə)lɪz(ə)m/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Brownson's Quarterly Review. From actual + -ism.