factual

[fak-choo-uh l]

adjective

of or relating to facts; concerning facts: factual accuracy.
based on or restricted to facts: a factual report.

Origin of factual

1825–35; fact + -ual, after effectual or actual
Related formsfac·tu·al·ly, adverbfac·tu·al·i·ty, fac·tu·al·ness, nounnon·fac·tu·al, adjectivenon·fac·tu·al·ly, adverbun·fac·tu·al, adjectiveun·fac·tu·al·ly, adverb
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Related Words for factualities

truthfulness, reality, truth, fact, verity

British Dictionary definitions for factualities

factual

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by facts
of the nature of fact; real; actual
Derived Formsfactualism, nounfactualist, nounfactualistic, adjectivefactually, adverbfactualness or factuality, noun
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Word Origin and History for factualities

factual

adj.

1834, from fact on model of actual. Related: Factually.

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