ACTUAL By N., Sam M.S. - 0 adjective. with regards to philosophy, being legitimate and present reality- habitually compared with the minutely noticeable. ACTUAL: "Meredith assumed she would get the job because she had such high marks on the employment screening, but actual results varied and many other applicants did better than she did." Related Psychology Terms APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TESTS ESTHETICS EGO PSYCHOTHERAPY Evaluation of a Quantitative Study Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief INTERVIEWER STEREOTYPE DEFENSE MECHANISM (Ego Defense Mechanism) JUST NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE (JND; Differential or Difference Threshold) BDI-II Assessment Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ACTUAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/actual/ (accessed July 6, 2022).