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Adjective: actual  ak-choo-ul or ak-shoo-ul
  1. Presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
    "actual and imagined conditions"; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different";
    - existent
     
  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";
    - genuine, literal, real
     
  4. Existing in act or fact
    "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"; "rocks and trees...the actual world";
    - factual
     
  5. Being or existing at the present moment
    "the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"

See also: actuality, current, effective, existent, real, true

Antonym: potential