Fact

Definition of Fact

Pronunciation: făkt
n.1.A doing, making, or preparing.
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.
Accessary before the fact
See under Accessary.
Matter of fact
an actual occurrence; a verity; used adjectively: of or pertaining to facts; prosaic; unimaginative; as, a matter-of-fact narration.

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