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factual

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

Simple Definition of factual

  • : limited to, involving, or based on facts

  • : of or relating to facts

Full Definition of factual

  1. 1 :  of or relating to facts <a factual error>

  2. 2 :  restricted to or based on fact <a factual statement>

fac·tu·al·i·ty play \ˌfak-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun
fac·tu·al·ly play \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



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