Actual

  • 21actual — ac|tu|al W2S1 [ˈæktʃuəl] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: actuel, from Late Latin actualis, from Latin actus; ACT1] 1.) used to emphasize that something is real or exact ▪ I m not joking. Those were his actual words …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22actual — 01. Officials believe that at least a thousand people were killed in the earthquake, but the [actual] number is not known. 02. The salesman told me the car would cost $5,000, but the [actual] cost with tax was $5,700. 03. I thought he had been… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 23actual — ac|tu|al [ æktʃuəl ] adjective only before noun *** 1. ) used for emphasizing what is really true or exact compared with a general idea: The actual number of people killed is not yet known. We don t know her actual date of birth. a ) used for… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 24actual — [[t]æ̱ktʃuəl[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) You use actual to emphasize that you are referring to something real or genuine. The segments are filmed using either local actors or the actual people involved... Officials admit the actual number… …

    English dictionary

  • 25actual — adjetivo 1) filosofía efectivo, real, in actu. ≠ virtual, potencial. 2) presente, contemporáneo, moderno, de moda, en boga, vigente. ≠ …

    Diccionario de sinónimos y antónimos

  • 26actual — adjective (only before noun) 1 real, especially as compared with what is believed, expected or intended: a big difference between the opinion polls and the actual election results | I m not joking. Those were his actual words. | in actual fact… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 27actual — 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

  • 28actual — {{#}}{{LM A00624}}{{〓}} {{SynA00637}} {{[}}actual{{]}} ‹ac·tual› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} {{<}}1{{>}} Que existe, sucede o se usa en el momento en que se habla: • el momento actual.{{○}} {{<}}2{{>}} Que está de moda o que tiene actualidad: • un… …

    Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • 29actual — 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

  • 30actual — 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

  • 31actual*/*/ — [ˈæktʃuəl] adj real, true, or exact The actual number of people killed is not yet known.[/ex] The actual situation was quite different from the way she described it.[/ex] The play is based on actual events.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 32actual — ac•tu•al [[t]ˈæk tʃu əl[/t]] adj. 1) existing in act, fact, or reality; real: an actual case; the actual cost[/ex] 2) existing now; present; current: the ship s actual position[/ex] • Etymology: 1275–1325; < LL āctuālis= L āctu (s. of āctus… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 33actual — In modal logic the actual world is the world as it is, contrasted with other possible worlds, representing ways it might have been. The central problem is to understand how the actual state of the world is to be characterized, except in terms… …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 34actual — (adj) (Básico) que está relacionado con el presente Ejemplos: ¿Crees que el arte actual es serio? A mi mamá no le gusta la música actual. Sinónimos: nuevo, contemporáneo, coetáneo …

    Español Extremo Basic and Intermediate

  • 35actual — adj m y f 1 Que está presente; que existe, ocurre, tiene vigencia, etc en el presente; de hoy, de este tiempo: momento actual, la situación actual de la economía, los actuales dueños de la tienda, las tendencias actuales de la moda 2 (Fil) Que… …

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  • 36actual — [14] In common with act, action, etc, actual comes ultimately from Latin āctus, the past participle of the verb agere ‘do, perform’. In late Latin an adjective āctuālis was formed from the noun āctus, and this passed into Old French as actuel.… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 37actual — adjective / æktʃuəl/ real or correct ● What is the actual cost of one unit? ● The actual figures for directors’ expenses are not shown to the shareholders. ■ noun a physical commodity which is ready for delivery (as opposed to futures) …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 38actual — [14] In common with act, action, etc, actual comes ultimately from Latin āctus, the past participle of the verb agere ‘do, perform’. In late Latin an adjective āctuālis was formed from the noun āctus, and this passed into Old French as actuel.… …

    Word origins

  • 39actual — See actual, real, virtual …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 40actual — adj. Actual is used with these nouns: ↑combat, ↑existence, ↑expenditure, ↑extent, ↑implementation, ↑improvement, ↑incidence, ↑incident, ↑malice, ↑mechanics, ↑merit, ↑ …

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