actual

[Ac┬Ětu*al]

If you describe something as actual, it really exists or is true. You might excitedly tell your friends that you saw an actual bald eagle land on your mailbox.

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Involving or comprising action; active.

Adjective
presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"

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

Adjective
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"

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

Adjective S.
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"

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Adjective S.
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"


a.
Involving or comprising action; active.

a.
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.

a.
In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country.

n.
Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts.


Actual

Ac"tu*al (; 135), a. [OE. actuel, F. actuel, L. actualis, fr. agere to do, act.] 1. Involving or comprising action; active. [Obs.]
Her walking and other actual performances.
Let your holy and pious intention be actual; that is . . . by a special prayer or action, . . . given to God.
2. Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; -- opposed to potential, possible, virtual, speculative, coceivable, theoretical, or nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion. 3. In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country. Actual cautery. See under Cautery. -- Actual sin (Theol.), that kind of sin which is done by ourselves in contradistinction to "original sin." Syn. -- Real; genuine; positive; certain. See Real.

Actual

Ac"tu*al , n. (Finance) Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts. [Cant]
The accounts of revenues supplied . . . were not real receipts: not, in financial language, "actuals," but only Egyptian budget estimates.

Involving or comprising action; active.

Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts.

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Usage Examples

I am so excited this year getting to play the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Everyone knows on Thanksgiving morning to get up, turn on the TV and watch the parade, so to be an actual participant is going to be fun and I'm looking forward to it. I am gonna have to put on my deer hunting gear, though, to stay warm!

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.

Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1970s), I am hyper-aware of the often grotesque disconnect between commentary on the arts and the actual practice or production of the arts.

Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise.

Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.

All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.

Belief creates the actual fact.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I do love to eavesdrop. It's inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk.

A lot of the themes of my movies, the actual stories, come from tabloid stories.

Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.

I guess you'd call me an independent, since I've never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label.

I don't want to express my opinion about actual politics, because if I do, I have to be responsible for my decision.

Americans try to talk about positive family values, although the actual state of things is disastrous.

Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football.

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