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Actual vs. Factual

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Actualadjective

relating to a person's acts or deeds; active, practical

Factualadjective

Of, characterised by or consisting of facts.

Actualadjective

Existing in reality, not just potentially; really acted or acting; occurring in fact.

‘the actual cost of goods;’; ‘the actual case under discussion’; ‘The actual government expenses dramatically exceed the budget.’;

Factualadjective

of or pertaining to facts; as, factual inaccuracies.

Actualadjective

in action at the time being; now existing; current

Factualadjective

containing only facts (as contrasted with opinions or speculations); as, a factual report.

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Actualadjective

Used as intensifier to emphasise a following noun; exact, very.

Factualadjective

of the nature of fact; having actual existence;

‘rocks and trees...the actual world’; ‘actual heroism’; ‘the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced’;

Actualnoun

an actual, real one; notably:

Factualadjective

of or relating to or characterized by facts;

‘factual considerations’;

Actualnoun

(finance) something actually received; real receipts, as distinct from estimated ones.

Factualadjective

existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not;

‘de facto segregation is as real as segration imposed by law’; ‘a de facto state of war’;

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Actualnoun

(military) a radio callsign modifier that specifies the commanding officer of the unit or asset denoted by the remainder of the callsign and not the officer's assistant or other designee.

‘Bravo Six Actual, this is Charlie One. Come in, over. (The radio operator is requesting to speak to the commander of the unit under the call sign "Bravo Six.")’;

Factualadjective

based on fact;

‘factual accuracy’; ‘a factual account’;

Actualadjective

Involving or comprising action; active.

‘Her walking and other actual performances.’; ‘Let your holy and pious intention be actual; that is . . . by a special prayer or action, . . . given to God.’;

Factualadjective

characterized by fact;

‘the factual aspects of the case’;

Actualadjective

Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; - opposed to potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, or nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion.

Factualadjective

concerned with what is actually the case

‘a mixture of comment and factual information’;

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Actualadjective

In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country.

Factualadjective

actually occurring

‘cases mentioned are factual’;

Actualnoun

Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts.

‘The accounts of revenues supplied . . . were not real receipts: not, in financial language, "actuals," but only Egyptian budget estimates.’;

Actualadjective

presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible;

‘the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different’; ‘actual and imagined conditions’;

Actualadjective

taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated;

‘we saw the actual wedding on television’; ‘filmed the actual beating’;

Actualadjective

being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something;

‘her actual motive’; ‘a literal solitude like a desert’; ‘a genuine dilemma’;

Actualadjective

of the nature of fact; having actual existence;

‘rocks and trees...the actual world’; ‘actual heroism’; ‘the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced’;

Actualadjective

existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not;

‘de facto segregation is as real as segration imposed by law’; ‘a de facto state of war’;

Actualadjective

being or existing at the present moment;

‘the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West’;

Actualadjective

existing in fact; real

‘the estimate was much less than the actual cost’;

Actualadjective

used to emphasize the important aspect of something

‘the book could be condensed into half the space, but what of the actual content?’;

Actualadjective

existing now; current

‘using actual income to measure expected income’;

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