adjective fac·tu·al \ˈfak-chə-wəl, -chəl, -chü-əl, ˈfaksh-wəl\

: limited to, involving, or based on facts

: of or relating to facts

Full Definition of FACTUAL

:  of or relating to facts <a factual error>
:  restricted to or based on fact <a factual statement>
fac·tu·al·i·ty \ˌfak-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun
fac·tu·al·ly \ˈfak-chə-wə-lē, -chə-lē, -chü(-ə)-lē, ˈfaksh-wə-\ adverb
fac·tu·al·ness noun

Examples of FACTUAL

  1. That statement is not factual.
  2. a report filled with factual errors
  3. the factual aspects of the case

Origin of FACTUAL

fact + -ual (as in actual)
First Known Use: circa 1834
FACTUAL Defined for Kids


adjective fac·tu·al \ˈfak-chə-wəl\

Definition of FACTUAL for Kids

:  relating to or based on facts <a factual report>
fac·tu·al·ly adverb


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