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Definitions for actual
ˈæk tʃu əlac·tu·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. actual, existentadjective

    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. actualadjective

    taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated

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

  3. actual, genuine, literal, realadjective

    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, factualadjective

    existing in act or fact

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

  5. actualadjective

    being or existing at the present moment

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

Wiktionary

  1. actualnoun

    An actual, real one; notably:

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

  2. actualadjective

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

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

  3. actualadjective

    Factual, real, not just apparent or even false

    The actual government expenses dramatically excede the budget

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

  4. actualadjective

    In action at the time being; now existing.

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

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

  5. actualadjective

    Active, not passive

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

  6. actualadjective

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actualadjective

    involving or comprising action; active

  2. Actualadjective

    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. Actualadjective

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

  4. Actualnoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. actual

    Factual and real.

    The truth is always actual and honest.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2020  

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

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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

Examples of actual in a Sentence

  1. Joshua Hare:

    Drugs do exist to block the GSNOR. We do plan to do tests using the drug in actual circumstances of osteoporosis and study them at a very biochemical level.

  2. Patrick Shanahan:

    Patrick Shanahan has at all times remained committed to upholding Patrick Shanahan ethics agreement filed with the DoD. This agreement ensures any matters pertaining to Boeing are handled by appropriate officials within the Pentagon to eliminate any perceived or actual conflict of interest issue with Boeing.

  3. China Vanke:

    Crowdfunding provides companies with relatively cheap refinancing capital and at the same time secures a group of customers a few months prior to the actual project launch. This could help lower the sales risk due to market factors in later stages.

  4. Jeong Won-cheol:

    If I didn't have to think about money I would go actual golfing, no question.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A champion is always in competition only with oneself; so a real winner is only focused on his goal in life, but the actual losers often keep seeing themselves in the mirror to always know as what their competitor is doing.

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Translations for actual

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  • 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
  • اصلUrdu
  • thật sự, có thật, hiện thời, thực tế, hiện nay, thật, đúng thời, hiện tạiVietnamese

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