Bedeutung von “actual” im Essential American English Dictionary

actual

adjective us /ˈæk·tʃu·əl/

real, not guessed or imagined:

We were expecting about fifty people, but the actual number was higher.
in actual fact

used to show what is really true, or to give more information:

I thought she was Portuguese, but in actual fact she’s Brazilian.

(Definition von “actual” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)