in actual fact

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in actual fact

:in reality :actually
  • He looks younger, but he is in actual fact almost 60 years old.

Word by Word Definitions

actual play
  1. : existing in fact or reality

  2. : not false or apparent

  3. used for emphasis

fact play
  1. : something that has actual existence

  2. : an actual occurrence

  3. : a piece of information presented as having objective reality


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