Definition of fact
- space exploration is now a fact
- prove the fact of damage
- These are the hard facts of the case.
- a question of fact hinges on evidence
- He looks younger, but in fact, he is 60 years old.
Rapid electronic communication is now a fact.
The book is filled with interesting facts and figures.
He did it, and that's a fact.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: something that truly exists or happens : something that has actual existence
: a true piece of information
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