factual

[ fak-choo-uh l ]
/ ˈfæk tʃu əl /

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 forms
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British Dictionary definitions for unfactual

factual

/ (ˈfæktʃʊəl) /

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 unfactual

factual


adj.

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

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