actual


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Actual \Ac"tu*al\, n. (Finance)
   Something actually received; real, as distinct from
   estimated, receipts. [Cant]
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         The accounts of revenues supplied . . . were not real
         receipts: not, in financial language, "actuals," but
         only Egyptian budget estimates.          --Fortnightly
                                                  Review.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Actual \Ac"tu*al\ (#; 135), a. [OE. actuel, F. actuel, L.
   actualis, fr. agere to do, act.]
   1. Involving or comprising action; active. [Obs.]
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            Her walking and other actual performances. --Shak.
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            Let your holy and pious intention be actual; that is
            . . . by a special prayer or action, . . . given to
            God.                                  --Jer. Taylor.
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   2. 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.
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   3. In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the
      actual situation of the country.
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   Actual cautery. See under Cautery.

   Actual sin (Theol.), that kind of sin which is done by
      ourselves in contradistinction to "original sin."
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   Syn: Real; genuine; positive; certain. See Real.
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