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ac·tu·al / ˈakchoōəl/ • adj. 1. existing in fact; typically as contrasted with what was intended, expected, or believed: the estimate was less than the actual cost. ∎  used to emphasize the important aspect of something: the book could be condensed into half the space, but what of the actual content? 2. existing now; current: using actual income to measure expected income.

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actual exhibited in acts, spec. actual (opp. original) sin; existing in fact XIV. orig. actuel — (O)F. actuel; later assim. to the source, late L. āctuālis, f. āctus ACT; see -AL1.
So actuality XIV. — (O)F. or medL. actually XV. partly after F. actuellement, L. āctuāliter.

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