Definition of factual
1 : of or relating to facts a factual error the factual aspects of the case
2 : restricted to or based on fact a factual statement She tried to separate what is factual from what is not.
factualityplay \ˌfak-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun
factuallyplay \ˈfak-chə-wə-lē, -chə-lē, -chü(-ə)-lē, ˈfaksh-wə-\ adverb
Examples of factual in a Sentence
That statement is not factual.
a report filled with factual errors
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
Definition of factual for English Language Learners
: limited to, involving, or based on facts
: of or relating to facts
FACTUAL Defined for Kids
Definition of factual for Students
: relating to or based on facts a factual report
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up factual? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).