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English definition of “actual”

actual

adjective
 
 
/ˈæktʃuəl/
B2 real, not guessed or imagined: We were expecting about fifty people, though the actual number was a lot higher.Reality and truth
in actual fact UK B2 really: It was due to start at ten, but in actual fact, it didn't begin until nearly eleven.Reality and truth
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