Definition of Actual in English :

Define Actual in English

Actual meaning in English

Meaning of Actual in English

Pronunciation of Actual in English

Actual pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of actual


1. actual, existent

presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible

Example Sentences:
'the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different'
'actual and imagined conditions'

2. actual

taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated

Example Sentences:
'we saw the actual wedding on television'
'filmed the actual beating'

3. actual, genuine, literal, real

being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

Example Sentences:
'her actual motive'
'a literal solitude like a desert'
'a genuine dilemma'

4. actual, factual

existing in act or fact

Example Sentences:
'rocks and trees...the actual world'
'actual heroism'
'the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced'

5. actual

being or existing at the present moment

Example Sentences:
'the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of actual
existing in reality or as a matter of fact
real or genuine
existing at the present time; current
4. (usually preceded by your) British informal, often facetious
that music's by your actual Mozart, isn't it?

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see synonyms of actual
existing in reality or in fact; not merely possible, but real; as it really is
the actual cost of the dam
existing at present or at the time

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of actual
a. Existing in reality and not potential, possible, simulated, or false: The actual damages were less than first reported. In the actual test, the mechanism did not work as the computer model predicted. See Synonyms at real1.
b. Based on fact: The actual history of the voyage is different from the popular accounts.
2. Conforming to the characteristics of a group or type; typical: Is he an actual doctor or a fake?

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