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Definitions of actual

  1. Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. ACTUALITY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Something actual or real. "Not...actuals, but only Egyptian budget estimates."-Fort. Rev. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Something real. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. ACTUALLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not; "de facto segregation is as real as segration imposed by law"; "a de facto state of war" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Involving or comprising action; active. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Existing in fact; real as opposed to merely possible; present. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Real: existing in fact and now, as opp. to an imaginary or past state of things. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Real; existing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Existing in fact; real. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Real; existing in act or fact; existing at present. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for actual

  1. It seemed to possess actual physical weight, and to press us down from above. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  2. If such a document should ever be found, then that would be the actual will and not the one which he had now read. – Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope
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