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They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world. Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.Allan K. Chalmers
Adjectiveactual (not comparable)
- Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real
- the actual cost of goods
- the actual case under discussion
- In action at the time being; now exiting; present.
- the actual situation of the country
- Used to emphasise a noun or verb, whether something is real or metaphorical.
- In some foreign languages actual means “modern”. This meaning sometimes occurs in English written by foreigners, but is nonstandard English.
- (existing in act or reality): certain, genuine, real
- (in action at the time being): present
- (existing in act or reality): potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, nominal
existing in act or reality
in action at the time being
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- (finance) Something actually received; real receipts, as distinct from estimated ones.
Adjectiveactual m. and f. (plural actuals)
actual m. and f. (plural actuales)
- actual is a false friend, and does not mean the same as English word actual (“‘real; non-imaginary’”). Spanish equivalents are shown above, in the “Translations” section of the English entry actual.
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