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noun \ˈfakt\

: something that truly exists or happens : something that has actual existence

: a true piece of information

Full Definition of FACT

:  a thing done: as
a obsolete :  feat
b :  crime <accessory after the fact>
c archaic :  action
archaic :  performance, doing
:  the quality of being actual :  actuality <a question of fact hinges on evidence>
a :  something that has actual existence <space exploration is now a fact>
b :  an actual occurrence <prove the fact of damage>
:  a piece of information presented as having objective reality
in fact
:  in truth

Examples of FACT

  1. Rapid electronic communication is now a fact.
  2. The book is filled with interesting facts and figures.
  3. He did it, and that's a fact.

Origin of FACT

Latin factum, from neuter of factus, past participle of facere
First Known Use: 15th century
FACT Defined for Kids


noun \ˈfakt\

Definition of FACT for Kids

:  something that really exists or has occurred <Space travel is now a fact.>
:  a true piece of information <“I just know for a fact that she has a huge family to feed!” — Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows>
in fact
:  in truth :  actually <She got there early and in fact she was earliest.>
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