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Definition of Actual

Actual

  1. Involving or comprising action; active.
  2. Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; -- opposed to potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, or nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion.
  3. In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country.
  4. Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts.

Actual Quotations

To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
Thomas Aquinas

When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.
Swami Vivekananda

The cherry blossom tree is truly a sight to behold, especially when it is in full riotous bloom. There are several varieties of the cherry blossom tree, and while most of them produce flowering branches full of small pinkish-hued flowers, some of them produce actual cherries.
Homaro Cantu

Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.
Julius Caesar

Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
Jim Carrey
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Actual Translations

actual in Afrikaans is effektief
actual in Danish is virkelig
actual in Dutch is werkelijk, effectief, daadwerkelijk
actual in Finnish is todellinen
actual in German is aktuelle, effektiv
actual in Italian is reale, veramente, veramente
actual in Norwegian is virkelig, faktisk
actual in Portuguese is real
actual in Spanish is efectivamente, de veras, real, propiamente
actual in Swedish is verklig
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