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Actual meaning

actual - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Involving or comprising action; active.
  2. 2. In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country.
  3. 3. Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Real; existing.

actual - examples of usage

  1. But the longer they walked thus alone, the more he was disturbed by the sense of her actual presence. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Not poor in the sense of actual want, but a man in his position had, of course, a certain appearance to keep up. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. And the same with them; but the more we're like this, the more real and actual they could grow to us. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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