Meaning of 'actual'

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Meaning of ‘actual’

5 definitions found.



presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible

Example: "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"

Synonyms: existent


being or existing at the present moment

Example: "the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"


taking place in reality


existing in act or fact

Example: "rocks and trees...the actual world"

Synonyms: factual


being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

Example: "Your actual motive is still unbeknownst to me."

Synonyms: real

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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