• (adj): Being or existing at the present moment.
    Example: "The ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on actual:

Sabar Uparey - Plot
... comes to Krishnanagar to prove his father's innocence and bring the actual perpetrators to justice ... Together, they secretly conjure up various evidences against the actual criminal, a government lawyer(Nitish Mukherjee) who originally fought the ... father and proves the involvement of the actual criminal, the government lawyer, who killed Hemangini to benefit from a huge insurance in her name ...
Mean Percentage Error
... by which forecasts of a model differ from actual values of the quantity being forecast ... The formula for the mean percentage error is where at is the actual value of the quantity being forecast, ft is the forecast, and n is the number of different times for which the variable is forecast ... Because actual rather than absolute values of the forecast errors are used in the formula, positive and negative forecast errors can offset each other as a result the ...
Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair - Screen-naming
... Actors who were renamed by Thikkurissy include Prem Nazir actual name Abdul Khader S ... Dev) actual name Devassia Madhu actual name Madhavan Nair Jose Prakash actual name K Baby Joseph Bahadoor actual name Kunjali Priyadarshan Kuthiravattom Pappu actual name ...
Saving The Appearances: A Study In Idolatry - Synopsis - §1: The Rainbow
... of, say, a rainbow and the sight of an actual rainbow is that — while they are both appearances or "representations" (key words for Barfield) – the dream rainbow is private ... shared is not the only difference between an actual rainbow and a dream of one ... An actual phenomenon is not merely a dream that is shared ...
Skyside 6
... including this call sign might sound something like this "Pied Piper 6, this is Alfa 6 Actual ... Let me speak to your Actual ... Alfa 6 Actual, we're not gonna get out of this mess without the help of Skyside 6 Actual." ...

More definitions of "actual":

  • (adj): Existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not.
    Synonyms: de facto, factual
  • (adj): Taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated.
    Example: "We saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating"
  • (adj): Of the nature of fact; having actual existence.
    Example: "Rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"
    Synonyms: factual
  • (adj): Presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible.
    Example: "The predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"
    Synonyms: existent
  • (adj): Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something.
    Example: "Her actual motive"
    Synonyms: genuine, literal, real

Famous quotes containing the word actual:

    It is a law of life that human beings, even the geniuses among them, do not pride themselves on their actual achievements but that they want to impress others, want to be admired and respected because of things of much lower import and value.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)

    You may well ask how I expect to assert my privacy by resorting to the outrageous publicity of being one’s actual self on paper. There’s a possibility of it working if one chooses the terms, to wit: outshouting image-gimmick America through a quietly desperate search for self.
    Kate Millett (b. 1934)

    This is the essential distinction—even opposition—between the painting and the film: the painting is composed subjectively, the film objectively. However highly we rate the function of the scenario writer—in actual practice it is rated very low—we must recognize that the film is not transposed directly and freely from the mind by means of a docile medium like paint, but must be cut piece-meal out of the lumbering material of the actual visible world.
    Sir Herbert Read (1893–1968)