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fact

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  • A fact is something that has really occurred or is actually the case. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability, that is, whether it can be demonstrated to correspond to experience. Standard reference works are often used to check facts.

    Definition of fact in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfacts
    1. (archaic) Action; the realm of action.
      1. After that Richard, the third of that name, king in fact only, but tyrant both in title and regiment [ …] was [ …] overthrown and slain at Bosworth Field; there succeeded in the kingdom [ …] Henry the Seventh.
    2. (law, obsolete except in set phrases) A wrongful or criminal deed.
      1. OBS Feat.
        1. When he who most excels in fact of arms,
      2. An honest observation.
        1. Something actual as opposed to invented.
          1. In this story, the Gettysburg Address is a fact, but the rest is fiction. ‎
        2. Something which is real.
          1. Gravity is a fact, not a theory.
        3. Something which has become real.
          1. The promise of television became a fact in the 1920s. ‎
        4. Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.
          1. Let's look at the facts of the case before deciding. ‎
        5. An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of experts.
          1. There is no doubting the fact that the Earth orbits the Sun. ‎
        6. Information about a particular subject, especially actual conditions and/or circumstances.
          1. The facts about space travel. ‎
      3. Interjection
        1. Used before making a statement to introduce it as a trustworthy one.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Johnson et al. conclude, then, that tapetails, bignoses and whalefishes are in fact larvae, males and females of members of the family Cetomimidae.
            • This definitely speaks to the fact that at Georgetown, beginning at the admissions process, you're not a number but a real person.
            • However illogical it may seem to us in the industry that a good creamline should be regarded as a standard of quality, the fact remains that for the housewife it very frequently is.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Ah, you "believe". You do not know. So you admit that it's just wishful thinking, an ass pull not based on any facts.
            • I couldn't get across to the board this simple economic fact.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Interjections
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            2. en factory
            3. en factor
            4. fr faction
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            Meaning of fact for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "fact" is an interjection. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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