Term:actual

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OVERVIEW OF ADJECTIVE ACTUAL

1) actual, existent: presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; “the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different”; “actual and imagined conditions”

2) actual: taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; “we saw the actual wedding on television”; “filmed the actual beating”

3) actual, genuine, literal, real: 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”

4) actual, factual: existing in act or fact; “rocks and trees…the actual world”; “actual heroism”; “the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced”

5) de facto, actual, factual: existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not; “de facto segregation is as real as segregation imposed by law”; “a de facto state of war

6) actual: being or existing at the present moment; “the ship’s actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West

adj actual has 6 sense(s) (first 4 from tagged texts)


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