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[ fakt ]
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noun

something that actually exists; reality; truth: Your fears have no basis in fact.
something known to exist or to have happened: Space travel is now a fact.
a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true: Scientists gather facts about plant growth.
something said to be true or supposed to have happened: The facts given by the witness are highly questionable.
Law.Often facts. an actual or alleged event or circumstance, as distinguished from its legal effect or consequence.Compare question of fact, question of law.

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Origin of fact

1530–40; <Latin factum something done, deed, noun use of neuter of factus done, past participle of facere to do1

OTHER WORDS FROM fact

factful, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fact

facts , FAQs, fax
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British Dictionary definitions for fact

fact
/ (fækt) /

noun

Derived forms of fact

factful, adjective

Word Origin for fact

C16: from Latin factum something done, from factus made, from facere to make
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