What does actual mean?

Definitions for actual
ˈæk tʃu əlac·tu·al

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:

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

  2. actual(Adjective)

    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. actual(Adjective)

    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. 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

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

  5. actual(Adjective)

    Active, not passive

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

  6. actual(Adjective)

    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. 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.

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

How to pronounce actual?

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    Daniel
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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. Daniel Dalton:

    There is clearly a problem with terrorist material circulating unchecked on the internet for too long, this propaganda can be linked to actual terrorist incidents and national authorities must be able to act decisively. Any new legislation must be practical and proportionate if we are to safeguard free speech.

  2. Rachel Levine:

    We end up knowing a week or two in advance what the what the possibility is of how much vaccine we're getting, but then the actual amount that is going to be transported often ends up being somewhat different depending upon the variables that Operation Warp Speed has to deal with in terms of manufacturing and how much they get.

  3. Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims:

    Once the suspect requested to meet with the child, detectives arrived at a predetermined location and arrested them, no actual children were ever used or placed into danger during the operation.

  4. Robert Stevens:

    It's also very clear that a woman's brain is not the same as a man's brain in many, many respects, not just in terms of the way women think, it's different in terms of the actual anatomy.

  5. Bill Cosby:

    >( CNN) Bill Cosby has replaced his entire defense team ahead of his sentencing hearing in September.Cosby's attorney, Tom Mesereau, and the rest of his defense team were replaced by attorney Joseph P. Green, the comedian's spokesman Andrew Wyatt said. Andrew Wyatt did not elaborate on the reason for the change.CNN reached out to Green for comment but has not yet received a response.Cosby was found guilty in April of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004. Read MoreThe 80-year-old comedian is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on September 24. He faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, although the actual sentence is likely to be much shorter.The verdict came a year after Cosby's previous trial ended in a mistrial, as a different panel of jurors said they were deadlocked and could not unanimously agree on a verdict. What the case was aboutThe case against Bill Cosby centered on testimony from Constand, a former employee with Temple University women's basketball team. She testified that Bill Cosby, a powerful trustee at Temple University, drugged her and sexually assaulted her when she visited Bill Cosby home to ask for career advice 14 years ago.The trial had the.

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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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