Definitions for: Fact

[n] a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"
[n] a concept whose truth can be proved; "scientific hypotheses are not facts"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Fact, n. [L. factum, fr. facere to make or do. Cf.
Feat, Affair, Benefit, Defect, Fashion, and -fy.]
1. A doing, making, or preparing. [Obs.]

A project for the fact and vending Of a new kind of
fucus, paint for ladies. --B. Jonson.

2. An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that
comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.

What might instigate him to this devilish fact, I am
not able to conjecture. --Evelyn.

He who most excels in fact of arms. --Milton.

3. Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all
the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.

4. 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.

I do not grant the fact. --De Foe.

This reasoning is founded upon a fact which is not
true. --Roger Long.

Note: TheTerm fact has in jurisprudence peculiar uses in
contrast with low; as, attorney at low, and attorney in
fact; issue in low, and issue in fact. There is also a
grand distinction between low and fact with reference
to the province of the judge and that of the jury, the
latter generally determining the fact, the former the
low. --Burrill Bouvier.

Accessary before, or after, the fact. See under

Matter of fact, an actual occurrence; a verity; used
adjectively: of or pertaining to facts; prosaic;
unimaginative; as, a matter-of-fact narration.

Syn: Act; deed; performance; event; incident; occurrence;


See Also: basics, book, case, concept, conception, construct, detail, general, index, index number, indicant, indicator, info, information, information, item, matter of fact, observation, particular, point, realism, reality, realness, reason, record, recordbook, rudiments, score, specific, truth

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