fact meaning

[ fækt ] Pronunciation:   "fact" in a sentence
  • Noun: fact  fakt
    1. A piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
      "first you must collect all the facts of the case" 
    2. A statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
      "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts" 
    3. An event known to have happened or something known to have existed
      "your fears have no basis in fact"; "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell" 
    4. A concept whose truth can be proved
      "scientific hypotheses are not facts"

    Derived forms: facts

    See also: factual

    Type of: concept, conception, construct, info, information, realism, reality, realness

    Encyclopedia: Fact

  • [Law]
    n. An event or state of affairs known to have happened or existed. It may be distinguished from law (as in trier of fact) or, in the law of evidence, from opinion (see OPINION EVIDENCE). The facts in issue are the main facts that a party carrying the persuasive burden of proof must establish in order to succeed; in a wider sense they may include subordinate or collateral facts, such as those affecting the credit of a witness or the admissibility of evidence. See also FACTUM.

  • [Oil and gas]
    Flux Array Analysis Log

  • [Computer]
    <language> (FACT, "Honeywell-800 Business Compiler") A pre-COBOL English-like business data processing language for the Honeywell 800, developed ca. 1959.


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  1. all the facts were stored in his memory.
  2. just feed her on facts all the time.
  3. life had sad, even ugly facts.
  4. it is a fact of some significance.
  5. in fact i know such tough guys.

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