Actual

Word ACTUAL
Character 6
Hyphenation ac tu al
Pronunciations /ˈak(t)ʃj(ʊ)əl/

Definitions and meanings of "Actual"

What do we mean by actual?

Existing in reality and not potential, possible, simulated, or false: synonym: real. adjective

Based on fact. adjective

Conforming to the characteristics of a group or type; typical. adjective

Active; practical.

In full existence; real; denoting that which not merely can be, but is: opposed to potential, apparent, constructive, and imaginary.

Now existing; present: opposed to past and future: as, in the actual condition of affairs.

An individual as containing in it species, or a species as containing in it genera; a metaphysical or formal whole. So actual parts.

Synonyms Actual, Positive, etc. (see real), veritable, genuine, certain, absolute.

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

Involving or comprising action; active. adjective

Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; -- opposed to potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, or nominal adjective

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

See under Cautery. adjective

That kind of sin which is done by ourselves in contradistinction to “original sin.” adjective

Existing in act or reality, not just potentially; really acted or acting; occurring in fact adjective

Factual, real, not just apparent or even false adjective

In action at the time being; now existing. adjective

Active, not passive adjective

Used to emphasise a noun or verb, whether something is real or metaphorical. adjective

An actual, real one; notably:

Synonyms and Antonyms for Actual

The word "actual" in example sentences

We have the total waste of $225,496,741 and this, reduced to its actual significance, means that of the total actual terminations, 83.6 per cent. was _actual waste_ and only 16.4 per cent. legitimate terminations, while the great bulk of the last item of ❋ Thomas William Lawson (1891)

Uses HTML:: Parser which is tolerant of unbalanced tags, so the actual may have unbalanced tags which will assert_html_matches ($expected, $actual, $message) ❋ Unknown (2009)

affairs; a military limited in size and scope to actual protection of U.S. territory and its population; tight rein on foreign military alliances; no participation in major conflicts without an *actual* ❋ Unknown (2009)

For Lewis, ˜actual™ is an indexical term: when I speak of the actual world, I refer to the world of which I am an inhabitant ” and so for any speaker who is “in” (who is a part of) any world. ❋ Van Inwagen, Peter (2007)

Assistant U.S. Solicitor General Eric Feigin countered that, based on the context and history of the legislation, the phrase "actual damages" covers only out-of-pocket expenses. ❋ Unknown (2011)

In the term actual grace, actual does not mean "real" or "factual," but ❋ Unknown (2009)

The term actual term 'weblog' was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997 but the term ❋ Unknown (2008)

The distinction is well made by Griffin 1985 p. 185 between what he calls the actual world of real causal efficacy and the world as it appears to our sensory perception, especially vision. ❋ Tusar N Mohapatra (2006)

And the defense secretary retraced what he called the actual history of how the U.S. got involved in Iraq ❋ Unknown (2005)

England and everyone on the courtroom listened to a speakerphone as Specialist Matthew Wisdom, a guard at Abu Ghraib, told of the night in November of last year when he witnessed what he called the actual abuse, the beatings. ❋ Unknown (2004)

But now critic are saying some satellite and pay per view channels are crossing the line into what they call actual pornography. ❋ Unknown (2003)

Sir Timothy, dragging his household with him, set up what he called actual time, and breakfasted a full two hours after the progressive party. ❋ George A. Birmingham (1907)

She wondered why Newsweek had not put what she called an "actual journalist" on the cover, instead of Sullivan. ❋ Jack Mirkinson (2012)

As we've outlined on previous earnings call and as Mike mentioned, Q3 is what we refer to as an actual versus expected, or A versus E quarter for both our global Insurance segment and our U.S. Reinsurance business.

Water vapor is vastly greater in actual effect than CO2, you going to ban that too? ❋ Unknown (2010)

Alex J says: the Colonel (ret): Water vapor is vastly greater in actual effect than CO2, you going to ban that too? ❋ Unknown (2010)

Yes, rights and liberty are cool theories, someday the government that was instituted to protect them may actually really recognize and respect them in actual fact. ❋ Unknown (2010)

OrenWithAnE: You are absolutely right — in actual history the United States (and various other nations) misconstrued and misunderstood the nature of republicanism. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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