Learner's definition of ACTUAL
1 : real and not merely possible or imagined : existing in fact
The movie is based on actual events. [=on events that really happened]
They signed the agreement in the spring, but the actual sale wasn't made until that summer.
You deposit money in a bank account but the actual money is not held there.
He looks younger, but he is in actual fact almost 60 years old. [=he is actually almost 60 years old]
2 : known to be correct or precise : not false or apparent