Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; -- opposed to potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, or nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion.
level: Comprehensive (3) [ order by level] Category of duties we should perform in a particular case after we take into account any conflicting prima facie duties; i.e., after we decide which prima facie duty is most important in the situation.
Information that shows what has actually occurred. For example, the actual start date for a task is the day on which the task actually started, and its actual cost is the amount spent up to the present. [D00050] MSP98
Most scheduling software packages track two kinds of schedules. One is a fixed baseline version which is kept as a reference, and the other is an actual version of the schedule which is updated to reflect what actually happened over the course of the project. The baseline schedule never changes over the course of the project.