Definitions for factfækt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something that actually exists:
Your fears have no basis in fact.
something known to exist or to have happened.
a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true.
something said to be true or supposed to have happened.
an actual or alleged event or circumstance, as distinguished from its legal effect or consequence.
Idioms for fact:
after the fact,done, made, or formulated after something has occurred.
Category: Idiom, Law
in fact,in truth; really; indeed:
They are, in fact, great patriots.
Origin of fact:
1530–40; < L factum something done, deed
a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
"first you must collect all the facts of the case"
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"
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"
a concept whose truth can be proved
"scientific hypotheses are not facts"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a piece of information that is true
the facts of the case; The fact that she is a woman should not matter.
things that are true and not imaginary or invented
a play based on fact; the difference between fact and fiction
indicates an unpleasant truth that sb must accept
The fact is that she never really wanted to get married.
detailed information about sth
All the facts and figures are in this report.
sth that cannot be changed
You have to get a job - work is just a fact of life.
indicates you are adding related information
I've seen the movie. In fact I liked it so much I saw it twice.
emphasizes that sth is the opposite of what you have just said
It seems complicated, but in fact it's not.
Action; the realm of action.
A wrongful or criminal deed.
An honest observation.
Something actual as opposed to invented.
In this story, the Gettysburg Address is a fact, but the rest is fiction.
Something which has become real.
The promise of television became a fact in the 1920s.
Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.
Let's look at the facts of the case before deciding.
An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of people.
There is no doubting the fact that the Earth orbits the Sun.
Information about a particular subject.
The facts about space travel.
Origin: From factum, neuter of factus, perfect passive participle of facio.
a doing, making, or preparing
an effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance
reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten
the assertion or statement of a thing done or existing; sometimes, even when false, improperly put, by a transfer of meaning, for the thing done, or supposed to be done; a thing supposed or asserted to be done; as, history abounds with false facts
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 proven to correspond to experience. Standard reference works are often used to check facts. Scientific facts are verified by repeatable experiments.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fact' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #238
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fact' in Written Corpus Frequency: #233
Rank popularity for the word 'fact' in Nouns Frequency: #37
Translations for fact
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something known or believed to be true
It is a fact that smoking is a danger to health.
- fatoPortuguese (BR)
- die TatsacheGerman
- kendsgerning; faktumDanish
- 진실, 진상Korean
- kjensgjerning, faktumNorwegian
- رښتيا، حقيقت، واقعيت، پيښهPashto
- gerçek, hakikatTurkish
- 事實Chinese (Trad.)
- sự việcVietnamese
- 事实Chinese (Simp.)
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