non·​fact | \ ˌnän-ˈfakt How to pronounce nonfact (audio) \

Definition of nonfact

: something (such as a statement) that is not a fact : something that is presented as a fact but is not factual … providing historical and conceptual background that we will find useful in judging the present torrents of facts … and nonfacts moving in opposite directions.— Murray Sayle

Examples of nonfact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Congress has the power to overturn these nonfact-based, ideologically driven CFPB rules and needs to do so. WSJ, "Congress Should Throttle Unjustified CFPB Rules," 18 July 2017

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First Known Use of nonfact

1646, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonfact.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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