ACTUAL By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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 METAPHYSICS PHENOMENON CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY ESSENCE BORDERLINE STATE PARADOX VERIDICAL ORGANIC APRIORISM FECHNER, GUSTAV THEODOR Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ACTUAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/actual/ (accessed January 18, 2020).