|1.||[ adjective ] having existence or being or actuality|
"an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient" "much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran"
|Related terms:||nonexistent active extant being|
|2.||[ adjective ] being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory|
"real objects" "real people not ghosts" "a film based on real life" "a real illness" "real humility" "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
|Related terms:||unreal actual historical actual realistic concrete genuine sincere reality|
|3.||[ adjective ] presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible|
"the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different" "actual and imagined conditions"
|Related terms:||potential very effective actualised actualized actuality|