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 acts or action.
[1275-1325; < LL actualis, equiv. to L actu- (s. of action n. actus; see ACT) + -alis -AL1; r. ME actuel < MF < L]
Syn. 1. genuine, authentic, veritable. See real1.
Ant. 1. unreal, fictional.

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