Simple Definition of fact
: something that truly exists or happens : something that has actual existence
: a true piece of information
Full Definition of fact
3 : the quality of being actual : actuality <a question of fact hinges on evidence>
4 a : something that has actual existence <space exploration is now a fact> b : an actual occurrence <prove the fact of damage>
5 : a piece of information presented as having objective reality
: in truth
Examples of fact
Rapid electronic communication is now a fact.
The book is filled with interesting facts and figures.
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
Definition of fact
1 : something that really exists or has occurred <Space travel is now a fact.>
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 truth : actually <She got there early and in fact she was earliest.>
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