adj involving or comprising action; active.
2. actual ·noun something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts.
3. actual ·adj in action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country.
4. actual ·adj existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real;
opposed to potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, or nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion.