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Definition 1: presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where actual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different
  • actual and imagined conditions

Synonyms for actual in the sense of this definition

(actual is similar to ...) existing in fact; not theoretical; real

"a decline in the effective demand" "confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"

(... are attributes of actual) the state of actually existing objectively

"a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality"

Definition 2: being or existing at the present moment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where actual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West

(actual is similar to ...) occurring in or belonging to the present time

"current events" "the current topic" "current negotiations" "current psychoanalytic theories" "the ship's current position"

Definition 3: taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where actual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we saw the actual wedding on television
  • filmed the actual beating

(actual is similar to ...) being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory

"real objects" "real people; not ghosts" "a film based on real life" "a real illness" "real humility" "Life is real! Life is earnest!"

Definition 4: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where actual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her actual motive
  • a literal solitude like a desert
  • a genuine dilemma

Synonyms for actual in the sense of this definition

(actual is similar to ...) consistent with fact or reality; not false

"the story is true" "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true" "the true meaning of the statement"

Definition 5: existing in act or fact - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where actual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rocks and trees...the actual world
  • actual heroism
  • the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced

Synonyms for actual in the sense of this definition

(actual is similar to ...) being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory

"real objects" "real people; not ghosts" "a film based on real life" "a real illness" "real humility" "Life is real! Life is earnest!"

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