Actual

Definition of Actual

Ac´tu`al   Pronunciation: #; 135
a.1.Involving or comprising action; active.
Her walking and other actual performances.
- Shak.
Let your holy and pious intention be actual; that is . . . by a special prayer or action, . . . given to God.
- Jer. Taylor.
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.
Actual cautery
See under Cautery.
Actual sin
(Theol.) that kind of sin which is done by ourselves in contradistinction to "original sin."
n.1.(Finance) Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts.
The accounts of revenues supplied . . . were not real receipts: not, in financial language, "actuals," but only Egyptian budget estimates.
- Fortnightly Review.

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