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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

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

Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.
Julius Caesar

It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.
Oswald Chambers

Someone will write a resolution that says, 'I want to exercise more,' or 'I want to lose 15 pounds' - which is great, that's a great goal to have - but every study tells us that if you pose things in abstract, goal-related terms, it's much less likely that you will accomplish it than if you structure it as an actual activity.
Charles Duhigg

In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified.
Roman Jakobson
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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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