fact

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

fact

noun \ˈfakt\

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

: a true piece of information

Full Definition of FACT

1
:  a thing done: as
a obsolete :  feat
b :  crime <accessory after the fact>
c archaic :  action
2
archaic :  performance, doing
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 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

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