fac·​tic·​i·​ty | \ fak-ˈti-sə-tē How to pronounce facticity (audio) \

Definition of facticity

: the quality or state of being a fact

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Synonyms & Antonyms for facticity


factuality, sooth, trueness, truth, verity


falseness, falsity, untruth

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Examples of facticity in a Sentence

the facticity of the information is not at issue; it's whether something so private should ever be made public

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Molina seems to be trying to prove a point here, something about what can be lost by emphasizing the facticity and evidentiary value of archival research. Jacob Silverman, New Republic, "Can A Historical Novel Be Too Deeply Researched?," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of facticity

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for facticity

fact + -icity (as in authenticity), perhaps after German Faktizität

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The first known use of facticity was in 1869

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