ac·tu·al – [ak-choo-uhl]

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. Obsolete . pertaining to or involving acts or action.

1275–1325;  < Late Latin āctuālis,  equivalent to Latin āctu-  (stem of action noun āctus; see act) + -ālis -al1 ;  replacing Middle English actuel  < Middle French  < Latin

1.  genuine, authentic, veritable. See real1 .

1.  unreal, fictional.

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