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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

Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.
Julius Caesar

Because you have things like 'American Idol' and you've got radio stations that play music made entirely by computers, it's easy to forget there are bands with actual people playing actual instruments that rock.
Dave Grohl

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

I guess you'd call me an independent, since I've never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label.
Jackie Robinson

There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve.
Dick Cheney
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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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