Origin of actual
Examples from the Web for actual
Not actual CIA agents, but U.S. government personnel who have worked very closely with the CIA, and who are fans of the show.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They are not the actual traffickers, Yazbek says, so generally the other refugees protect their identity.
Texas offers not just place to its actual or potential new residents, but professional possibilities.
But to see any actual smooching, fans had to take matters into their own .Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed|Melissa Leon|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It may well be that RevolutionWear is going to find out the hard way that it takes more than money to start an actual revolution.Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On turning the paper through ninety degrees or by actual measurement, the extent of the illusion will become apparent.Visual Illusions|Matthew Luckiesh
Above the actual dome is the Golden Gallery, and then the lantern, roofed with a dome bearing the ball and cross.The Cathedrals of Great Britain|P. H. Ditchfield
The present prominence of this characteristic in Japan is still further to be accounted for by her actual recent history.Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic|Sidney L. Gulick
In the examples thus far given, it will be noticed that the actual names of individual fingers do not appear.The Number Concept|Levi Leonard Conant
The contemplation of the wonders of Eternity does not conceal the advantages of actual and existent Time.When the World Shook|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for actual
Word Origin for actual
Word Origin and History for actual
early 14c., "pertaining to an action," from Old French actuel "now existing, up to date" (13c.), from Late Latin actualis "active, pertaining to action," adjectival form of Latin actus (see act (n.)). The broader sense of "real, existing" (as opposed to potential, ideal, etc.) is from late 14c.