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ACTUALS is jargon used when speaking of an actual number experienced through some point in time as opposed to a number that is budgeted or projected into the future, e.g., year-to-date sales, expenses, product produced, etc.
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INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR is a bank, mutual fund, pension fund, or other corporate entity that trades securities in large volumes.
PERCENTAGE DESIGN, in construction, is the percentage expended for design and construction management services in proportion to total construction.