Meaning of ACTUAL in English



Pronunciation: ' ak-ch( ə -w) ə l, -sh( ə -w) ə l; -chü- ə l, -shü-

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English actuel, from Late Latin actualis, from Latin actus act

Date: 14th century

1 obsolete : ACTIVE

2 a : existing in act and not merely potentially b : existing in fact or reality < actual and imagined conditions> c : not false or apparent < actual costs>

3 : existing or occurring at the time : CURRENT <caught in the actual commission of a crime>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.