BACK TO actual
actual vs. theoretical
[ ak-choo-uhl ]
- existing in act or fact; real: an actual case of heroism; actual expenses.
- existing now; present; current: The ship's actual position is 22 miles due east of Miami.
- pertaining to or involving acts or action.
[ thee-uh-ret-i-kuhl ]
- of, relating to, or consisting in theory; not practical (distinguished from applied).
- existing only in theory; hypothetical.
- given to, forming, or dealing with theories; speculative.