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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Actual  \Ac"tu*al\  (#;  135),  a.  [OE.  actuel  F.  actuel  L. 
  actualis,  fr  agere  to  do  act.] 
  1.  Involving  or  comprising  action  active.  [Obs.] 
 
  Her  walking  and  other  actual  performances.  --Shak. 
 
  Let  your  holy  and  pious  intention  be  actual;  that  is 
  .  .  .  by  a  special  prayer  or  action  .  .  .  given  to 
  God.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  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. 
 
  {Actual  cautery}.  See  under  {Cautery}. 
 
  {Actual  sin}  (Theol.),  that  kind  of  sin  which  is  done  by 
  ourselves  in  contradistinction  to  ``original  sin.'' 
 
  Syn:  Real;  genuine;  positive;  certain.  See  {Real}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Actual  \Ac"tu*al\,  n.  (Finance) 
  Something  actually  received;  real,  as  distinct  from 
  estimated,  receipts.  [Cant] 
 
  The  accounts  of  revenues  supplied  .  .  .  were  not  real 
  receipts:  not  in  financial  language,  ``actuals,''  but 
  only  Egyptian  budget  estimates.  --Fortnightly 
  Review. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  actual 
  adj  1:  presently  existing  in  fact  and  not  merely  potential  or 
  possible;  "the  predicted  temperature  and  the  actual 
  temperature  were  markedly  different";  "actual  and 
  imagined  conditions"  [syn:  {existent}]  [ant:  {potential}] 
  2:  taking  place  in  reality;  not  pretended  or  imitated;  "we  saw 
  the  actual  wedding  on  television";  "filmed  the  actual 
  beating" 
  3:  being  or  reflecting  the  essential  or  genuine  character  of 
  something  "her  actual  motive";  "a  literal  solitude  like  a 
  desert"-  G.K.Chesterton;  "a  genuine  dilemma"  [syn:  {genuine}, 
  {literal},  {real}] 
  4:  of  the  nature  of  fact  having  actual  existence;  "rocks  and 
  trees...the  actual  world";  "actual  heroism";  "the  actual 
  things  that  produced  the  emotion  you  experienced"  [syn:  {factual}] 
  5:  existing  in  fact  whether  with  lawful  authority  or  not  "de 
  facto  segregation  is  as  real  as  segration  imposed  by  law"; 
  "a  de  facto  state  of  war"  [syn:  {de  facto},  {factual}] 
  [ant:  {de  jure}] 
  6:  being  or  existing  at  the  present  moment;  "the  ship's  actual 
  position  is  22  miles  due  south  of  Key  West" 




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