Definition of ACTUAL

Adjective : ACTUAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

    ) taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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. (

    ) existing in act or fact; "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced" ;

  • 5. (

    ) being or existing at the present moment; "the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West" ;


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