What does actual mean?

Definitions for actualˈæk tʃu əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word actual.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. actual, existent(adj)

    presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible

    "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"

  2. actual(adj)

    taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated

    "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating"

  3. actual, genuine, literal, real(adj)

    being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

    "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"

  4. actual, factual(adj)

    existing in act or fact

    "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"

  5. actual(adj)

    being or existing at the present moment

    "the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"

Wiktionary

  1. actual(Noun)

    An actual, real one; notably:

  2. actual(Adjective)

    Existing in act or reality, not just potentially; really acted or acting; occurring in fact

  3. actual(Adjective)

    Factual, real, not just apparent or even false

    The actual government expenses dramatically excede the budget

  4. actual(Adjective)

    In action at the time being; now existing.

    The actual situation of the world economy is worse then anyone expected a year ago

  5. actual(Adjective)

    Active, not passive

  6. actual(Adjective)

    Used to emphasise a noun or verb, whether something is real or metaphorical.

  7. Origin: actual, actuel, from actuel, actual, from actualis, from actus,, from agere + -alis '-al'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actual(adj)

    involving or comprising action; active

  2. Actual(adj)

    existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; -- opposed to potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, or nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion

  3. Actual(adj)

    in action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country

  4. Actual(noun)

    something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Actual

    akt′ū-al, adj. real: existing in fact and now, as opp. to an imaginary or past state of things.—v.t. Act′ualise, to make actual: to realise in action.—n. Actual′ity.—adv. Act′ually.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'actual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1737

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'actual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #741

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'actual' in Adjectives Frequency: #179

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of actual in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of actual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Albert Pike:

    Everything actual must also first have been possible, before having actual existence.

  2. Albert Pike:

    A Human Thought is an actual Existence, and a Force and Power, capable of acting upon and controlling matter as well as mind.

  3. Colin Hamilton:

    There is s big divergence between some of the physical indexes and actual transactions. These occasional transactions are not representative of the actual market.

  4. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it.

  5. Wayne Koff:

    For the older ones you identify the virus, either inactivate it or weaken it, and inject it, you trick the body into thinking it is infected with the actual virus and when you're exposed you mount a robust immune response.

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Translations for actual

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • فعلي, واقعي, حاضر, حقيقي, راهنArabic
  • реален, актуален, сегашен, действителенBulgarian
  • realCatalan, Valencian
  • skutečnýCzech
  • tatsächlich, konkret, aktuell, gegenwärtigGerman
  • πραγματικόςGreek
  • efectivo, verdadero, existente, real, actualSpanish
  • suoranainen, todellinen, tämänhetkinen, tosiasiallinen, nykyinenFinnish
  • réel, effectifFrench
  • cinnteachScottish Gaelic
  • tényleges, valóságos, jelenlegi, valódi, fennálló, aktuális, igaziHungarian
  • real, actual, ver, effective, existenteInterlingua
  • reale, effettivo, esistenteItalian
  • בפועלHebrew
  • 実際, ‎現実Japanese
  • ფაქტობრივი, ნამდვილი, მიმდინარეGeorgian
  • 실제Korean
  • tinanaMāori
  • feitelijk, actueel, effectief, werkelijk, reëel, echt, eigenlijk, daadwerkelijk, huidigDutch
  • faktisk, virkelig, reellNorwegian
  • właściwy, prawdziwyPolish
  • real, efetivo, atualPortuguese
  • подлинный, действительный, истинный, реальный, текущий, настоящий, нынешний, фактическийRussian
  • befintlig, reell, verklig, aktuell, faktisk, rådandeSwedish
  • thật sự, có thật, hiện thời, thực tế, hiện nay, thật, đúng thời, hiện tạiVietnamese

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