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  Definition of actual
  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. being or existing at the present moment; "the ship''s actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"
  3. 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"
  4. taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating"
  5. of the nature of fact; having actual existence; "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"
  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"
Similar Words: existent, de facto, factual, genuine, literal, real

 

Attributes: actuality

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: real   Chinese: 現實 and 實際  
Dutch: huidig and werkelijk   Finnish: nykyinen and todellinen  
French: réel   German: gegenwärtig and tatsächlich  
Hungarian: jelenlegi and valóságos   Italian: esistente and reale  
Portuguese: ''(Brazil)'' atual and real   Russian: действительный and нынешний  
Spanish: real   Swedish: befintlig and faktisk  
Vietnamese: hiện tại and thật  
 
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