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    actual - Dictionary definition and meaning for word actual

    Definition
    (adj) presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
    Synonyms : existent
    Example Sentence
    • the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different
    • actual and imagined conditions
    Definition
    (adj) taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
    Example Sentence
    • we saw the actual wedding on television
    • filmed the actual beating
    Definition
    (adj) being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    Synonyms : genuine , literal , real
    Example Sentence
    • her actual motive
    • a literal solitude like a desert
    • a genuine dilemma
    Definition
    (adj) existing in act or fact
    Synonyms : factual
    Example Sentence
    • rocks and trees...the actual world
    • actual heroism
    • the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced
    Definition
    (adj) being or existing at the present moment
    Example Sentence
    • the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West
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