Meaning of ACTUAL in English
[adjective] [before noun; not gradable] - real; existing in factShe asked me to leave. Well, her actual words were "Get lost, you pig!"We had estimated about 300 visitors, but the actual number was much higher.The exams are in July, but the actual results (= the results themselves) don't appear until September.I thought she was Portuguese, but in actual fact she's Brazilian.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012