see also: FACT
Pronunciation Noun


  1. Something actual as opposed to invented.
    In this story, the Gettysburg Address is a fact, but the rest is fiction.
  2. Something which is real.
    Gravity is a fact, not a theory.
  3. Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.
    Let's look at the facts of the case before deciding.
  4. An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of experts.
    There is no doubting the fact that the Earth orbits the Sun.
  5. Information about a particular subject, especially actual conditions and/or circumstances.
    The facts about space travel.
  6. (databases) An individual value or measurement at the lowest level of granularity in a data warehouse.
  7. (archaic) Action; the realm of action.
  8. (legal, obsolete except in set phrases) A wrongful or criminal deed.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.ix:
      She was empassiond at that piteous act, / With zelous enuy of Greekes cruell fact, / Against that nation [...].
    He had become an accessory after the fact.
  9. (obsolete) A feat or meritorious deed.
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  1. Used before making a statement to introduce it as a trustworthy one.

Proper noun
  1. (UK) Initialism of Federation Against Copyright Theft
  2. (US) Initialism of Federation of American Consumers and Travelers

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