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fact

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noun \ˈfakt\

Simple Definition of fact

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

  • : a true piece of information

Full Definition of fact

  1. 1 :  a thing done: as a obsolete :  feat b :  crime <accessory after the fact> c archaic :  action

  2. 2 archaic :  performance, doing

  3. 3 :  the quality of being actual :  actuality <a question of fact hinges on evidence>

  4. 4 a :  something that has actual existence <space exploration is now a fact> b :  an actual occurrence <prove the fact of damage>

  5. 5 :  a piece of information presented as having objective reality

in fact
  1. :  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

Rhymes with fact



FACT Defined for Kids

fact

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noun \ˈfakt\

Definition of fact

  1. 1 :  something that really exists or has occurred <Space travel is now a fact.>

  2. 2 :  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
  1. :  in truth :  actually <She got there early and in fact she was earliest.>





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