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actual

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈæk·tʃu·əl/ us  
real; existing in fact: We expected 50 people, but the actual number was a lot higher.
Translations of “actual”
in Korean 사실상의…
in Arabic فِعلي…
in French réel…
in Turkish gerçek…
in Italian effettivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 現實的,實際的, 真實的,真正的…
in Russian фактический…
in Polish faktyczny, rzeczywisty…
in Spanish real…
in Portuguese verdadeiro, em si…
in German tatsächlich…
in Catalan real, veritable…
in Japanese 実際の, 現実の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现实的,实际的, 真实的,真正的…
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