1) Involving or comprising action; active.

2) 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.

3) In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country.


1) Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts.

Example Sentences for


1) He is aware, for example, that while the requirements of formal design requires that his villains meet a sticky end and his heroes are granted happiness, this form is comically at odds with the Actual state of the world.
2) It is convenient in a way that moralizing involves a backward glance, since it means that morality is unlikely to interfere with your Actual behaviour in the present.
3) The city has a official population of 761,137 people but it is thought that the Actual number of people living in the city may be as high as 1.2 million
4) The role of the emperor of Japan has alternated between that of a cleric with mostly symbolic powers and that of an Actual ruler
5) Sometimes, too, he stared around at his possessions in a dazed way as though in her Actual and astounding presence none of it was any longer real.
6) The Actual colors shown differ , but many of the designs are based on the traditional scheme of red , orange , yellow , green , blue , indigo and violet , or some more modern division of the rainbow spectrum -LRB- often excluding indigo , and sometimes including cyan instead -RRB-
7) Although Chinese-derived Confucian concepts such as loyalty and filial piety were certainly extolled in Japanese texts from the medieval period , the Actual term bushid is extremely rare in ancient texts , and does not even appear in famous texts supposedly describing this code , such as the Hagakure of Yamamoto Tsunetomo
8) This often includes embalming and burial or cremation of the dead , as well as the planning and arrangement of the Actual funeral ceremony
9) Since it links theoretically derived probabilities to their Actual frequency of occurrence in the real world , the law of large numbers is considered as a pillar in the history of statistical theory
10) The Actual `` Electric Company ' and `` Water Works ' serving the city are respectively Atlantic City Electric Company -LRB- a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings -RRB- and the Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority
11) They want more, they learn to make claims, the tribute of respect is at last felt to be well-nigh galling; rivalry for rights, indeed Actual strife itself, would be preferred: in a word, woman is losing modesty.
12) Forwarding Plane , which is responsible for the Actual process of sending a packet received on a logical interface to an outbound logical interface
13) There is perhaps nothing so admirable in Christianity and Buddhism as their art of teaching even the lowest to elevate themselves by piety to a seemingly higher order of things, and thereby to retain their satisfaction with the Actual world in which they find it difficult enough to liveóthis very difficulty being necessary. 62.
14) In 1769 he joined the expedition of Gaspar de Portolà and traveled by land , while Father Serra accompanied the mission supplies aboard ship and arrived 8 days later to occupy Monterey ; he authored the first written account of Actual interaction between Franciscan friars and the indigenous population after his expedition traveled through the region known today as Orange County on July 22 of that year
15) Fanny is one of a long line of Actual or metaphorical orphans who troop their way through the English novel, some of whom come to a sticky end (Roxana, Becky Sharp, Jude Fawley), but most of whom make good (Moll Flanders, Colonel Jack, Tom Jones, Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield).
16) Logistics has to do with moving troops and feeding them and just about everything except the Actual fighting, which is tactics.
17) However , Diffie-Hellman key exchange did not address the `` identity authentication ' problem of being sure of the Actual identity of the person or an entity
18) Scottish common law can regard such couples as Actual marriages after a period of time
19) He is also the Actual father of blues musician Big Bill Morganfield
20) Gone is the Actual person with his strengths and flaws
21) This innocent, self-absorbed egoist allows herself to be framed, collected and appropriated like a work of art, thus escaping the complexities of Actual existence.
22) What matters, for this deeply suspect doctrine, is the sheer intensity of your commitment, not its Actual content.
23) But to speak seriously, there are good grounds for hoping that all dogmatizing in philosophy, whatever solemn, whatever conclusive and decided airs it has assumed, may have been only a noble puerilism and tyronism; and probably the time is at hand when it will be once and again understood WHAT has Actually sufficed for the basis of such imposing and absolute philosophical edifices as the dogmatists have hitherto reared: perhaps some popular superstition of immemorial time (such as the soul-superstition, which, in the form of subject- and ego-superstition, has not yet ceased doing mischief): perhaps some play upon words, a deception on the part of grammar, or an audacious generalization of very restricted, very personal, very humanóall-too-human facts.  Beyond Good and Evil The philosophy of the dogmatists, it is to be hoped, was only a promise for thousands of years afterwards, as was astrology in still earlier times, in the service of which probably more labour, gold, acuteness, and patience have been spent than on any Actual science hitherto: we owe to it, and to its ësuper- terrestrialspretensions in Asia and Egypt, the grand style of architecture.
24) These are sometimes referred to by fans as `` apostrophe ' books ; Clancy did not initially acknowledge that these series were being authored by others , only thanking the Actual authors in the headnotes for their `` invaluable contribution to the manuscript '
25) The Actual interestssof the scholar, therefore, are generally in quite another directionó in the family, perhaps, or in money-making, or in politics; it is, in fact, almost indifferent at what point of research his little machine is placed, and whether the hopeful young worker becomes a good philologist, a mushroom specialist, or a chemist; he is not CHARACTERISED by becoming this or that.
26) Clarissa then becomes like a newspaper report of an Actual rape, rather than a reflection on virtue, vice and sexual power in general.
27) There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families , though many are undescribed and the Actual number is probably higher
28) The program explained that they had taken some liberties with the original choreography, because back in those days they didn't allow Actual coition on stage.
29) The fact that Ulysses exists suggests that the two figures, or rather the qualities they respectively represent, have indeed had a constructive encounter, however casual and inconclusive their Actual contact in the book.
30) This innocent, self-absorbed egoist allows herself to be framed, collected and appropriated like a work of art, thus escaping the complexities of Actual existence.