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 for 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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  actual
      adj 1: presently existing in fact and not merely potential or
             possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual
             temperature were markedly different"; "actual and
             imagined conditions" [syn: actual, existent] [ant:
             possible, potential]
      2: taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw
         the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual
         beating"
      3: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of
         something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a
         desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma" [syn: actual,
         genuine, literal, real]
      4: existing in act or fact; "rocks and trees...the actual
         world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced
         the emotion you experienced" [syn: actual, factual]
      5: being or existing at the present moment; "the ship's actual
         position is 22 miles due south of Key West"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "actual":
     absolute, admitting no question, as is, ascertained, attested,
     authentic, authenticated, being, bona fide, categorically true,
     certain, certified, commonplace, concrete, confirmable, confirmed,
     contemporaneous, contemporary, corroborated, current, de facto,
     demonstrable, demonstratable, demonstrated, determined,
     documentary, effectual, established, everyday, existent, existing,
     extant, factual, for real, fresh, genuine, hard, historical,
     honest-to-God, immanent, immediate, inappealable, incontestable,
     incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, instant, irrefragable,
     irrefutable, latest, legitimate, manifest, material, modern, new,
     not in error, objective, objectively true, ordinary, phenomenal,
     physical, positive, present, present-age, present-day,
     present-time, provable, proved, real, realistic, realized, routine,
     running, self-evident, solid, substantial, substantiated,
     sure-enough, tangible, testable, that be, that is, topical, true,
     true as gospel, true to life, truthful, unanswerable, unconfutable,
     unconfuted, undeniable, undenied, undoubted, unerroneous,
     unfallacious, unfalse, unimpeachable, unmistaken, unquestionable,
     unrefutable, unrefuted, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, usual,
     validated, veracious, veridical, verifiable, verified, veritable
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ACTUAL. Real; actual.
       2. Actual notice. One which has been expressly given by which knowledge
  of a fact has been brought home to a party directly ; it is opposed to
  constructive notice.
       3. Actual admissions. Those which are expressly made; they are plenary
  or partial. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4405.
       4. An actual escape takes place when a prisoner in fact gets out of
  prison, and unlawfully regains his liberty. Vide Escape.
  
  

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