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fact

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1 the quality of being actual
  • like other scientists, astronomers deal in the realm of fact, not speculation

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2 something that actually exists
  • once considered a wild fantasy, the Internet is now a fact of everyday life

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3 a single piece of information
  • a book of little-known facts about famous people

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4 facts plural a collection of factual knowledge about something
  • after reading the facts on the situation, the president concluded that an outbreak of hostilities was all but certain

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The first known use of fact was in the 15th century

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“Fact.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fact. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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