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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Actually  \Ac"tu*al*ly\,  adv 
  1.  Actively.  [Obs.]  ``Neither  actually  .  .  .  nor  passively.'' 
  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  In  act  or  in  fact  really;  in  truth;  positively. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  actually 
  adv  1:  in  actual  fact  "to  be  nominally  but  not  actually 
  independent";  "no  one  actually  saw  the  shark";  "large 
  meteorites  actually  come  from  the  asteroid  belt"  [syn: 
  {really}] 
  2:  used  to  imply  that  one  would  expect  the  fact  to  be  the 
  opposite  of  that  stated;  surprisingly;  "you  may  actually 
  be  doing  the  right  thing  by  walking  out";  "she  actually 
  spoke  Latin";  "they  thought  they  made  the  rules  but  in 
  reality  they  were  only  puppets";  "people  who  seem 
  stand-offish  are  in  reality  often  simply  nervous"  [syn:  {in 
  reality}] 
  3:  at  the  present  moment;  "the  transmission  screen  shows  the 
  picture  that  is  actually  on  the  air" 
  4:  as  a  sentence  modifier  to  add  slight  emphasis;  "actually,  we 
  all  help  clear  up  after  a  meal";  "actually,  I  haven't  seen 
  the  film";  "I'm  not  all  that  surprised  actually";  "she 
  hasn't  proved  to  be  too  satisfactory,  actually" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ACTUALLY,  adv  Perhaps;  possibly. 
 
 




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