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ac·tu·al

actual

 
 
pronunciation:
aek chu l
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part of speech: adjective
definition: truly existing, or being something that is real or true.
My little sister believes that Peter Pan was an actual boy.In the actual play, we'll all be wearing our costumes.Is that an actual wolf, or just a scary dog?
synonyms:
real, true
antonyms:
ideal, imaginary, potential, virtual
similar words:
concrete
derivation: actualness (n.)
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