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  1. [n]  a matter that is an actual fact or is demonstrable as a fact
  2. [n]  a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide
  3. [adj]  concerned with practical matters; "a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip"
  4. [adj]  not fanciful or imaginative; "local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"; "a prosaic and unimaginative essay"
 Synonyms: practical, pragmatic, pragmatical, prosaic, question of fact, unrhetorical
 See Also: fact, head, question



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mat"ter-of-fact"\, a.
Adhering to facts; not turning aside from absolute realities;
not fanciful or imaginative; commonplace; dry.

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