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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. Dan Quayle:

    Space is almost infinite. As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite.

  2. The Texas Supreme Court:

    Accordingly, and as a simple matter of fact and record, the state is not party to the case.

  3. 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.].

  4. Ahmed Qader:

    We will not stop. We will continue. As a matter of fact, we will continue what we are doing more now than ever before.

  5. Kent Walker:

    We believe that the statement of objection's preliminary conclusions are wrong as a matter of fact, law, and economics.

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