• (GA) IPA: /ˈfæk(t)ʃuəl/, /ˈfæk(t)ʃəl/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfak(t)ʃʊəl/, /ˈfak(t)ʃəl/
  • (New Zealand) IPA: /ˈfɛk(t)ʃʉɘl/, /ˈfɛk(t)ʃɘl/


  1. Pertaining to or consisting of objective claims.
    • 2012, D.C. Kline, Dominion and Wealth: A Critical Analysis of Karl Marx’ Theory of Commercial Law, Springer Science & Business Media (ISBN 9789400938779), page 34:
      If, as Marx claimed, these factual views were held by the ideologists of the nineteenth century and if these factual claims could be proven false, then Marx could claim to have refuted certain tenets of capitalist political philosophy on a purely  […]
    • 2014, Derek Matravers, Fiction and Narrative, OUP Oxford (ISBN 9780191018060):
      Thus, the approach has more flexibility than Lamarque and Olsen's approach; in particular, it is open to the possibility that false factual claims do affect our understanding of, and our evaluation of, fictional narratives.
  2. True, accurate, corresponding to reality.
    • 2007, Robin Parrish, Fearless, Bethany House Pub (ISBN 9780764201783)
      He knew Guardian's real name. Did he dare play that card? "Yes ma'am, that's factual information. All of it."
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