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Definition of 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

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

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

Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.
Julius Caesar

Since those who believe they need a hero/celebrity outnumber the actual heroes/celebrities, people feel safe and comfortably justified in numbers, committing egregious crimes in the name of the greater social ego. Ironically diminishing their own true hero-celebrity nature in the process.
Lauryn Hill

I don't think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger; those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don't think you can fake it.
Keira Knightley
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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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