actual


actual
actual *real, true
Analogous words: *material, physical, phenomenal, objective: particular (see SPECIAL)
Antonyms: ideal: imaginary
Contrasted words: *abstract, transcendent, transcendental: spiritual, divine (see HOLY): *theoretical, speculative, academic: fabulous, *fictitious, mythical

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  • Actual — Ac tu*al (#; 135), a. [OE. actuel, F. actuel, L. actualis, fr. agere to do, act.] 1. Involving or comprising action; active. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Her walking and other actual performances. Shak. [1913 Webster] Let your holy and pious intention… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Actual — y actualidad pueden referirse a: El presente En geología, el periodo actual (Holoceno).[1] En filosofía, la acción del acto sobre la potencia.[2] El objeto del periodismo. La historia actual, la fracción más reciente de la Edad Contemporánea.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Actual — Ac tu*al, n. (Finance) Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts. [Cant] [1913 Webster] The accounts of revenues supplied . . . were not real receipts: not, in financial language, actuals, but only Egyptian budget… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • actual — 1. adjective /ˈæk.ʧu.əl,ˈækʧju.əl,ˈækʧʊ.əl/ a) Existing in act or reality, not just potentially; really acted or acting; occurring in fact the actual cost of goods b) Factual, real, not just apparent or even false the actual case under discussion …   Wiktionary

  • actual — adjective Etymology: Middle English actuel, from Late Latin actualis, from Latin actus act Date: 14th century 1. obsolete active 2. a. existing in act and not merely potentially b. existing in fact or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • actual — actualness, n. /ak chooh euhl/, adj. 1. existing in act or fact; real: an actual case of heroism; actual expenses. 2. existing now; present; current: The ship s actual position is 22 miles due east of Miami. 3. Obs. pertaining to or involving… …   Universalium

  • Actual Grace — • A grace that is given for the performance of salutary acts and is present and disappears with the action itself Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Actual Grace     Actual Grace …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Actual infinity — is the idea that numbers, or some other type of mathematical object, can form an actual, completed totality; namely, a set. Hence, in the philosophy of mathematics, the abstraction of actual infinity involves the acceptance of infinite entities,… …   Wikipedia

  • Actual Art — is a genre of art that was first named by critic Alfred Frankenstein of the San Francisco Chronicle in a review of Helene Aylon’s work. The name was chosen because the art was real , but the term Realism was already in use to describe a different …   Wikipedia

  • actual notice — see notice Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. actual notice …   Law dictionary

  • Actual cautery — Actual Ac tu*al (#; 135), a. [OE. actuel, F. actuel, L. actualis, fr. agere to do, act.] 1. Involving or comprising action; active. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Her walking and other actual performances. Shak. [1913 Webster] Let your holy and pious… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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