factual

[fak-choo-uh l]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. factory ship,
  2. factotum,
  3. facts and figures,
  4. facts of life,
  5. factsheet,
  6. factualism,
  7. factually,
  8. factum,
  9. facture,
  10. facula

Origin of factual

1825–35; fact + -ual, after effectual or actual

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British Dictionary definitions for factually

factual

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by facts
of the nature of fact; real; actual
Derived Forms
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Word Origin and History for factually

factual

adj.

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

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