factoid


fac·toid

noun \ˈfak-ˌtid\

: a brief and usually unimportant fact

Full Definition of FACTOID

1
:  an invented fact believed to be true because it appears in print
2
:  a briefly stated and usually trivial fact

Examples of FACTOID

  1. The book is really just a collection of interesting factoids.

First Known Use of FACTOID

1973

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee

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