Definitions of actual:
  • adjective:   taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
    Example: "We saw the actual wedding on television"
  • adjective:   of the nature of fact; having actual existence
    Example: "Rocks and trees...the actual world"
  • adjective:   being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    Example: "Her actual motive"
  • adjective:   presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
    Example: "The predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"
  • adjective:   being or existing at the present moment
    Example: "The ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"
  • adjective:   existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not

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