factual


fac·tu·al

adjective \ˈfak-chə-wəl, -chəl, -chü-əl, ˈfaksh-wəl\

: limited to, involving, or based on facts

: of or relating to facts

Full Definition of FACTUAL

1
:  of or relating to facts <a factual error>
2
:  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

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