Definition of counterfactual
: contrary to fact counterfactual assumptions
Recent Examples of counterfactual from the Web
New counterfactual methods like LIME seem to emerge each month.
The one very tangible counterfactual difference between a Trump and Clinton presidency is that in the latter there would be no Justice Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.
Trump is no stranger to damaging his own credibility with wild, counterfactual, conspiratorial claims about any number of topics.
For his counterfactual histories, Korzemba relies on the tools of the N.B.A. 2K videogame series, which include life-like graphics and, most important, the ability to switch players into different uniforms.
And the Trumpian content can at times be contradictory or even counterfactual, as in false.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'counterfactual'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of counterfactual
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up counterfactual? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).