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fact meaning

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WFact
  • A fact is something that has really occurred or is actually the case.
  • 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
            • In fact gastroesopheagal reflux (GER) has been considered as a risk factor for IPF progression due to chronic microaspirations of gastric content.
            • In spite of the fact that biocrystallization mechanisms themselves are still largely unknown, it is now recognized that they differ from classical crystal nucleation and growth.
            • Here is a fact that will give you pause. Many states do not publish the voting records of their legislators.
          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.

        Meaning of fact for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "fact" is an interjection. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Interjections
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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