factual

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

Definition of factual

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

  2. 2 :  restricted to or based on fact <a factual statement> <She tried to separate what is factual from what is not.>

factuality

play \ˌfak-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun

factually

play \ˈfak-chə-wə-lē, -chə-lē, -chü(-ə)-lē, ˈfaksh-wə-\ adverb

factualness

noun

Examples of factual in a sentence

  1. That statement is not factual.

  2. a report filled with factual errors

  3. the factual aspects of the case

Origin and Etymology of factual

fact + -ual (as in actual)


First Known Use: circa 1832


FACTUAL Defined for English Language Learners

factual

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

Definition of factual for English Language Learners

  • : limited to, involving, or based on facts

  • : of or relating to facts


FACTUAL Defined for Kids

factual

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adjective fac·tu·al \ˈfak-chə-wəl\

Definition of factual for Students

  1. :  relating to or based on facts <a factual report>

factually

adverb

Law Dictionary

factual

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adjective fac·tu·al \ˈfak-chə-wəl\

Legal Definition of factual

  1. 1 :  of or relating to facts <factual issues>

  2. 2 :  restricted to or based on fact

factuality

\ˌfak-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ play noun

factually

adverb

factualness

noun


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