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Princeton's WordNet

  1. question of fact, matter of fact(noun)

    a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide

  2. matter of fact(adj)

    a matter that is an actual fact or is demonstrable as a fact

  3. matter-of-fact, prosaic(adj)

    not fanciful or imaginative

    "local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"; "a prosaic and unimaginative essay"

  4. matter-of-fact, pragmatic, pragmatical(adj)

    concerned with practical matters

    "a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip"

Wiktionary

  1. matter of fact(Noun)

    a fact

  2. matter of fact(Noun)

    a more factual correction

  3. matter of fact(Noun)

    something completely true

  4. Origin: Originated in the 19th century by natural philosophers of the Royal Society in London

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  1. Matter of fact

    A matter of fact, in the Humean sense, is the type of knowledge that can be characterized as arising out of one's interaction with and experience in the external world. In a Kantian framework, it is equivalent to the synthetic a posteriori. Examples: -The sun will come out tomorrow. -There are people outside the room. How We Know: -It is impossible to "know." -Depend upon The Principles of Induction and The Uniformity of Nature. -Denying these do not lead to a contradiction.

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