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actual

adjective [before noun] uk   us   /ˈæk.tʃu.əl/ /-tju-/ /-tʃʊl/
B2 existing in fact: We had estimated about 300 visitors, but the actual number was much higher. The exams are in July, but the actual results (= the results themselves) don't appear until September.
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in actual fact B2 really: I thought she was Portuguese, but in actual fact she's Brazilian.
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in Arabic فِعلي…
in Korean 사실상의…
in Malaysian hakikat sebenar…
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 Vietnamese thực sự…
in Spanish real…
in Portuguese verdadeiro, em si…
in Thai แท้จริง…
in German tatsächlich…
in Catalan real, veritable…
in Japanese 実際の, 現実の…
in Indonesian aktual, sebenarnya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现实的,实际的, 真实的,真正的…
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