Meaning of ACTUAL in English

ACTUAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈak-ch(ə-w)əl, -sh(ə-w)əl; -chü-əl, -shü- ]

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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.