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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"


  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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of matter of fact in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of matter of fact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Reigs Philbin:

    I was over there yesterday [at ABC] as a matter of fact to do something for them, no, I don’t see [Ripa.].

  2. Barry Levine:

    The conclusion, I think, was inevitable. The prosecution would have been barred as a matter of fact, as a matter of law.

  3. Matthew Klunder:

    That's all worked well. As a matter of fact, we've never missed, if we have to defend that ship today, we will destroy a threat if it comes inbound.

  4. Jonathan Hutson:

    These signs are silly, because the Second Amendment guarantees the right of law-abiding, responsible citizens anywhere to own guns in their homes, as a matter of fact, no jurisdiction in America completely prohibits the carrying of guns in public.

  5. Van Beurden:

    The theory also ignores the reality of our industry and as a matter of fact it actually risks distraction from the real issues around energy transition needs, if there will be no further investments in oil production, the gap between supply and demand could be 70 million barrels per day by 2040 ... we will need sustained and substantial investment just to meet the demand to fuel economic growth especially in the developing world.

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