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Meaning of word actual from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

actual   adjective

Meaning : Presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible.

Example : The predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different.
Actual and imagined conditions.

Synonyms : existent

Existing in possibility.

A potential problem.
Possible uses of nuclear power.
possible, potential

Meaning : Taking place in reality. Not pretended or imitated.

Example : We saw the actual wedding on television.
Filmed the actual beating.

Meaning : Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something.

Example : Her actual motive.
A literal solitude like a desert.
A genuine dilemma.

Synonyms : genuine, literal, real

Meaning : Existing in act or fact.

Example : Rocks and trees...the actual world.
Actual heroism.
The actual things that produced the emotion you experienced.

Synonyms : factual

Meaning : Being or existing at the present moment.

Example : The ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West.