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Definitions for factual
ˈfæk tʃu əlfac·tu·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. actual, factualadjective

    existing in act or fact

    "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"

  2. factualadjective

    of or relating to or characterized by facts

    "factual considerations"

GCIDE

  1. factualadjective

    containing only facts (as contrasted with opinions or speculations); as, a factual report.

Wiktionary

  1. factualadjective

    Of or characterised by or consisting of facts.

  2. Etymology: From fact and -al (improperly formed, after analogy of actual).

Wikipedia

  1. factual

    A fact is a datum about one or more aspects of a circumstance, which, if accepted as true and proven true, allows a logical conclusion to be reached on a true–false evaluation. Standard reference works are often used to check facts. Scientific facts are verified by repeatable careful observation or measurement by experiments or other means. For example, "This sentence contains words." accurately describes a linguistic fact, and "The sun is a star" accurately describes an astronomical fact. Further, "Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States" and "Abraham Lincoln was assassinated" both accurately describe historical facts. Generally speaking, facts are independent of belief and of knowledge and opinion. Facts are different from theories, values, and objects.

ChatGPT

  1. factual

    Factual refers to something that is based on facts or real occurrences. It is characterized by being true, accurate, exact, and not influenced by personal beliefs, interpretations, or emotions. Anything that can be proven with evidence or verified as a reality can be considered factual.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Factualadjective

    relating to, or containing, facts

CrunchBase

  1. Factual

    Factual is a location platform that provides global location data and tools enabling mobile app developers, publishers, and advertisers to create personalized, contextually relevant mobile experiences. Factual was founded in 2007 by Gil Elbaz, co-founder of Applied Semantics (which launched ASI’s AdSense product). Its core product is its Global Places data, which provides location data covering 65 million local businesses and points of interest in 50 countries. It also provides more in-depth data on restaurants, hotels, and doctors. Its platform includes tools to help developers map data across APIs and manage location data. The data is made available via API or full downloads.

Editors Contribution

  1. factual

    Relating to fact.

    Factual information is vital for making informed choices.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of factual in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of factual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of factual in a Sentence

  1. David Stiver:

    There is not now, nor have I ever been given, the opportunity to contest the Senate District 10 Executive Committee's math, analyze the vote totals, review the email communications, texts, or phone records to determine whether what they say is true and factual.

  2. Chief Joseph Sinagra:

    We can't execute a search warrant or act on hearsay, we have to act on factual information. And on this particular day, on February 14, we obtained factual information. And that's what made it so much different, and I know it's hard sometimes for people to understand that, but that's the way we have to operate.

  3. Rudy Giuliani:

    I didn't say they have to prove a crime, what I said was they have to give us a factual basis, meaning some suspicion of a crime.

  4. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    Which isn't a lot. But this primary is just getting started.Both of these things can't be trueTrump's main pitch for reelection is the economy and, while it hasn't lived up to his 2016 campaign promises, he put forward an extremely rosy outlook in his annual budget proposal, released Monday.Just as an example, read from CNN's story about the predicted deficits in Trump's budget compared to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.Both of these things cannot be true:CBO says budget will grow -- The deficit -- the gap between how much the government spends versus how much it takes in -- surpassed $1 trillion for the calendar year in 2019, marking the first time since 2012.That number is only expected to widen even further over the coming decade, reaching a total of $1.7 trillion in 2030, according to the latest projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released in late January.White House says budget will shrink -- That's a sharp contrast to the White House's latest blueprint, which projects that the deficit will shrink to $261 billion by 2030. The President's budget assumes that the economy will grow at around 3% annually during that period of time helping to narrow the gap. Those estimates are significantly higher than what most economists anticipated along with the Federal Reserve.Bonus: Read CNN reporter Donna Borak's piece on the White House plan for more tax cuts despite the deficits.Impeachment falloutGiuliani has a channel to Barr -- Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Rudy Giuliani is giving information regarding his Ukraine conspiracy theories to Attorney General William Barr through some sort of special channel Barr has set up. This is not surprising since Trump clearly lumps his lawyer and the attorney general together. He asked Ukraine's President to be in touch with both of them. But a back channel to the DOJ? This is, um, not how things are supposed to work, writes Elie Honig.Trump weaponizes the presidency -- Read this from Stephen Collinson: (Trump) is completing his project of fashioning the office around his own personality. It's unrestrained, unaccountable, often profane, impervious to outside influence and factual constraints of normal governance. The President has established dominance over his party, his Cabinet and his own media complex. He loosened Congress's constraints by refusing to cooperate with the impeachment probe. The result is that there are very few political constraints on his behavior left.

  5. Jussie Smollett:

    I am working with authorities and have been 100 percent factual and consistent on every level.

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