presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
"the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"
taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
"we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating"
actual, genuine, literal, real(adj)
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"
existing in act or fact
"rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"
being or existing at the present moment
"the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"
Existing in act or reality, not just potentially; really acted or acting; occurring in fact
Factual, real, not just apparent or even false
The actual government expenses dramatically excede the budget
In action at the time being; now existing.
The actual situation of the world economy is worse then anyone expected a year ago
Active, not passive
Used to emphasise a noun or verb, whether something is real or metaphorical.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Real (Latin res, a thing) signifies having existence, not merely in thought, but in fact, or being in fact according to appearance or claim; denoting the thing as distinguished from the name, or the existent as opposed to the non-existent. Actual has respect to a thing accomplished by doing, real to a thing as existing by whatever means or from whatever cause, positive to that which is fixed or established, developed to that which has reached completion by a natural process of unfolding. Actual is in opposition to the supposed, conceived, or reported, and furnishes the proof of its existence in itself; real is opposed to feigned or imaginary, and is capable of demonstration; positive, to the uncertain or doubtful; developed, to that which is undeveloped or incomplete. The developed is susceptible of proof; the positive precludes the necessity for proof. The present condition of a thing is its actual condition; ills are real that have a substantial reason; proofs are positive when they give the mind certainty; a plant is developed when it has reached its completed stage. Real estate is land, together with trees, water, minerals, or other natural accompaniments, and any permanent structures that man has built upon it. Compare AUTHENTIC.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Dictionary of English Synonymes
real, veritable, true, substantial, determinate, decided, categorical, positive, absolute, certain, genuine, very, not ideal, not imagined, not imaginary, not supposed or fancied, not fictitious, that exists in fact, DE FACTO, BONA FIDE
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How to use actual in a sentence?
I think that’s part of what makes this show so special and unique, nobody else has it. To be able to use actual footage of Johnny as the show these characters are creating and making every night, it really gives it authenticity… And for me, it was just an extra bonus of joy to go through these clips and pick them out. It was an embarrassment of riches. Most of them I haven’t even seen. A lot of them I remembered, but haven’t watched in 40 years. Not only do you see these guests again, but you can watch Johnny’s skill. He was just so good. He really set the standard.
We as a movement have not had a great example to point to when people ask what kind of reform are you talking about, what is the actual path forward, we often have to speak in vague terms because there aren't a lot of solutions to point to and say this is working really well, let's grow this.
While many in the media and the American public have been trying to bring down the President without evidence that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the election, there is a ton of actual evidence of real misconduct that those same people have been attempting to completely sweep under the rug.
My client has nothing against these gentlemen. He wishes them all the best in life. He feels that he has been able to tell his view of events, we are very satisfied with the actual trial. Then we'll see what The Stockholm District Court decides.
An understanding of the actual burden helps us determine and advocate for the resources needed.
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- فعلي, واقعي, حاضر, حقيقي, راهنArabic
- реален, актуален, сегашен, действителенBulgarian
- realCatalan, Valencian
- tatsächlich, konkret, aktuell, gegenwärtigGerman
- efectivo, verdadero, existente, real, actualSpanish
- suoranainen, todellinen, tämänhetkinen, tosiasiallinen, nykyinenFinnish
- réel, effectifFrench
- cinnteachScottish Gaelic
- tényleges, valóságos, jelenlegi, valódi, fennálló, aktuális, igaziHungarian
- real, actual, ver, effective, existenteInterlingua
- reale, effettivo, esistenteItalian
- 実際, 現実Japanese
- ფაქტობრივი, ნამდვილი, მიმდინარეGeorgian
- feitelijk, actueel, effectief, werkelijk, reëel, echt, eigenlijk, daadwerkelijk, huidigDutch
- faktisk, virkelig, reellNorwegian
- właściwy, prawdziwyPolish
- real, efetivo, atualPortuguese
- подлинный, действительный, истинный, реальный, текущий, настоящий, нынешний, фактическийRussian
- befintlig, reell, verklig, aktuell, faktisk, rådandeSwedish
- thật sự, có thật, hiện thời, thực tế, hiện nay, thật, đúng thời, hiện tạiVietnamese
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