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English definition of “actual”

actual

adjective [only before noun]     /ˈæktʃuəl/
true or exact : actual amount/cost/figure Residents are paying electricity prices that are double the actual cost of generating electricity . There is a gap between desired and actual performance . actual sales / results
real , rather than part of an idea or plan : He's had a lot of interviews , but never had an actual job .
INTERNET real , not on the internet : The actual stores offer local convenience while the virtual stores offer variety for shoppers .
(Definition of actual adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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