actual - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adjective 

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/ˈæktʃuəl/
  1. 2
    used for emphasizing that something is real and not imaginary or part of an idea or plan

    The play is based on actual events.

    Do you have any actual experience of catering work?

  2. 3
    [only before noun] used for emphasizing the word that follows

    All I have to do now is write the actual letter.