Meaning of ACTUAL in English

ACTUAL

adjective

BAD : We'd like to know more about the actual crisis (Not the economic problems of the past).

GOOD : We'd like to know more about the present crisis (Not the economic problems of the past).

BAD : My actual job involves a lot of administration.

GOOD : My present job involves a lot of administration.

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actual = real (as opposed what is believed, planned or expected): 'People think he is over fifty but his actual age is forty-eight.' 'Although buses are supposed to run every fifteen minutes, the actual waiting time can be up to an hour.'

present/current = happening or existing now: 'No one can drive that car in its present condition.' 'Her current boyfriend works for Shell.'

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