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Meaning of FACT

Pronunciation:  fakt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"
  2. [n]  a concept whose truth can be proved; "scientific hypotheses are not facts"
  3. [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"
  4. [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"

FACT is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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;

Computing Dictionary
  1. fully automated compiling technique

  2. The kind of clause used in logic programming which has no subgoals and so is always true (always succeeds). E.g.


    This is in contrast to a rule which only succeeds if all its subgoals do. Rules usually contain logic variables, facts rarely do, except for oddities like "equal(X,X).".

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