actual actual  /ˈæk tʃə wəl/


  1. (adj) presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
  2. (adj) taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
  3. (adj) being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
  4. (adj) existing in act or fact
  5. (adj) being or existing at the present moment


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  1. Your argument would be more persuasive if you showed actual concern over the lawbreakers still in office while you only seek to admonish one no longer in power.
  2. This is actual job-loss data.
  3. The only people he's not good for are the actual Republicans in Congress.


  1. Apple submits actual sent email, contradicts DoJ draft email presented

    In the e-book price fixing case between the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and Apple, the Cupertino manufacturer has submitted the actual sent email from then-CEO Steve Jobs to Eddy Cue, which has both a different tone and content to the hostile "draft" email never sent that the DoJ raised as evidence of intent to force Amazon to accept higher prices by colluding with the book publishers earlier ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MacNN

  2. Actual User Reveals Bring the Fresh & Kelly Felix Secrets; Review Released on

    In this newly-released product review, describes an actual user experience with Bring the Fresh program - upsides, downsides, what to expect, and a thorough program description. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Demi Lovato Tweets Birthday Wish: A Barbie With Her "Actual Body Type"

    Demi Lovato recently tweeted that she'd love to have a Barbie doll created with her "actual body type." Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images
    on June 12, 2013     Source: US Weekly


  1. "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer - except that you have actual responsibilities," said Palin, once the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: USA Today

  2. "In actual fact, my pursuer came to my assistance, without taking photos, and helped me from the road," Urban said. "I returned home, got my car, and continued on my way."
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Keith Urban Source: Forbes

  3. "There'sa reason why even in the midst of this economic crisis, you've seen actual increases in investment flows here into the United States," Mr. Obama told reporters. "I think it'sa recognition that the stability not only of our economic...
    on Mar 14, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

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