Middle English actual, actuel (“‘active’”) < Old French actuel, actual < Late Latin actualis (“‘active, practical’”) < Latin actus (“‘act, action, performance’”), < agere (“‘to do; to act’”)) + -alis '-al'.
AdjectiveModificarActual (not comparable)
- Existing in act or reality, not just potentially; really acted or acting; occurring in fact
- the actual cost of goods
- the actual case under discussion
- Factual, real, not just apparent or even false
- The actual government expenses dramatically excede the budget
- In action at the time being; now existing.
- The actual situation of the world economy is worse then anyone expected a year ago
- (obsolete) Active, not passive
- Used to emphasise a noun or verb, whether something is real or metaphorical.
- In some foreign languages the counterpart of actual also means “modern”. This meaning occurs mainly in English written by allophones, but is nonstandard English.
- The phrase in actual fact is criticised by many as redundant.
- (existing in act or reality): potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, nominal, hypothetical, estimated
- (in action at the time being): future, past
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- An actual, real one; notably:
- (finance) Something actually received; real receipts, as distinct from estimated ones.
- Patrono:Military A radio callsign modifier that specifies the commanding officer of the unit or asset denoted by the remainder of the callsign and not the officer's assistant or other designee.
- "Bravo Six Actual, Snakebite leader" (The person with the callsign "Snakebite leader" requests to speak to the commander of company Bravo and not the radio operator.)
- Actual in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Actual in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
Actual m. and f. (plural actuales)
- actual is a false friend, and does not mean the same as English word actual (“‘real; non-imaginary’”). Spanish equivalents are shown above, in the “Translations” section of the English entry actual.
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