Definition of Fact in English :

Define Fact in English

Fact meaning in English

Meaning of Fact in English

Pronunciation of Fact in English

Fact pronunciation in English

Pronounce Fact in English


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1. fact

a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

Example Sentences:
'first you must collect all the facts of the case'

2. fact

a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened

Example Sentences:
'he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts'

3. fact

an event known to have happened or something known to have existed

Example Sentences:
'your fears have no basis in fact'
'how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell'

4. fact

a concept whose truth can be proved

Example Sentences:
'scientific hypotheses are not facts'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of fact
an event or thing known to have happened or existed
a truth verifiable from experience or observation
a piece of information
get me all the facts of this case
4. law (often plural)
an actual event, happening, etc, as distinguished from its legal consequences. Questions of fact are decided by the jury, questions of law by the court or judge
5. philosophy
a proposition that may be either true or false, as contrasted with an evaluative statement
6.  after the fact
7.  before the fact
8.  as a matter of fact
9.  fact of life
10.  the fact of the matter

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see synonyms of fact
a deed; act
now esp. in the sense of “a criminal deed” in the phrases after the fact and before the fact
an accessory after the fact
a thing that has actually happened or that is really true; thing that has been or is
the state of things as they are; reality; actuality; truth
fact as distinct from fancy
something said to have occurred or supposed to be true
to check the accuracy of one's facts
5.  Law
an actual or alleged incident or condition, as distinguished from its legal consequence

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of fact
1. Knowledge or information based on real occurrences: an account based on fact; a blur of fact and fancy.
a. Something demonstrated to exist or known to have existed: Genetic engineering is now a fact. That Chaucer was a real person is an undisputed fact.
b. A real occurrence; an event: had to prove the facts of the case.
c. Something believed to be true or real: a document laced with mistaken facts.
3. A thing that has been done, especially a crime: an accessory before the fact.
4. Law A conclusion drawn by a judge or jury from the evidence in a case: a finding of fact.

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