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1    an event or thing known to have happened or existed  
2    a truth verifiable from experience or observation  
3    a piece of information  
get me all the facts of this case     
4      (Law)   often pl   an actual event, happening, etc., as distinguished from its legal consequences. Questions of fact are decided by the jury, questions of law by the court or judge  
5      (Philosophy)   a proposition that may be either true or false, as contrasted with an evaluative statement  
6    after (or before) the fact     (Criminal law)   after (or before) the commission of the offence  
an accessory after the fact     
7    as a matter of fact, in fact, in point of fact   in reality or actuality  
8    fact of life   an inescapable truth, esp. an unpleasant one  
9    the fact of the matter   the truth  
     (C16: from Latin factum something done, from factus made, from facere to make)  
  factful      adj  

      adj   having the purpose of ascertaining facts  
a fact-finding tour of the Northeast     
French fact  
      n   (in Canada) the presence of French Canada as a distinct cultural force within Confederation  
matter of fact  
1    a fact that is undeniably true  
2      (Law)   a statement of facts the truth of which the court must determine on the basis of the evidence before it: contrasted with matter of law  
3      (Philosophy)   a proposition that is amenable to empirical testing, as contrasted with the truths of logic or mathematics  
4    as a matter of fact   actually; in fact  
5    unimaginative or emotionless  
he gave a matter-of-fact account of the murder     
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    act, deed, event, fait accompli, happening, incident, occurrence, performance  
2    actuality, certainty, gospel (truth), naked truth, reality, truth  
3    circumstance, detail, feature, item, particular, point, specific  
4    in fact      actually, indeed, in point of fact, in reality, in truth, really, truly  
2    delusion, fable, fabrication, falsehood, fiction, invention, lie, tall story, untruth, yarn     (informal)  

deadpan, down-to-earth, dry, dull, emotionless, flat, lifeless, mundane, plain, prosaic, sober, unembellished, unimaginative, unsentimental, unvarnished  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
to allege as a fact or prove to be true
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though <You use albeit to introduce a fact or comment which reduces the force or significance of what you have just said. FORMAL adv ADV with cl/group (=although)
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
a book that gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
1. the state of being joined together 2. in logic, the connection of isolated facts by means of a general description or hypothesis which applies to them all
adding narrative to a topic ; transforming some facts into a story
George is home and dry! Le hardeux de boulevard Barcelone Toulouse Matabiau _in facts!
Cyber investigation is electronic method conducted through electronic system to search and discover the online facts or information.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Cyber investigation is electronic method conducted through electronic system to search the online facts
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