Is he an actual doctor or a fake?
The actual cost of the dam.
The actual government expenses dramatically exceed the budget.
Let your holy and pious intention be actual; that is […] by a special prayer or action, […] given to God.
- (finance) Something actually received; real receipts, as distinct from estimated ones.
"Bravo Six Actual, Snakebite leader" (The person with the callsign "Snakebite leader" requests to speak to the commander of company Bravo and not the radio operator.)
Albany is the capital of New York is an example of an actual bit of information.
Origin of actual
- Middle English from Old French active from Late Latin āctuālis from Latin āctus past participle of agere to drive, do ag- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition