ACTUAL

actual

1. [Adjective]: 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. [Adjective]: 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"

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"

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"

5. being or existing at the present moment; "the ship''s actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"

6. taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating"

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