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Definition 1: a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where fact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • first you must collect all the facts of the case

(fact is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

(... is a kind of fact ) the facts about an actual situation

"he didn't know the score"

(... is a kind of fact ) a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion

"there is reason to believe he is lying"

(... is a kind of fact ) facts learned by observing

"he reported his observations to the mayor"

(... is a kind of fact ) a matter that is an actual fact or is demonstrable as a fact

(... is a kind of fact ) a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)

"he discussed the general but neglected the particular"

(... is a kind of fact ) a fact about some part (as opposed to general)

"he always reasons from the particular to the general"

(... is a kind of fact ) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

"several of the details are similar" "a point of information"

(... is a kind of fact ) the actual state of things

"that was not the case"

(... is a kind of fact ) a fact that has been verified

"at last he knew the truth" "the truth is that he didn't want to do it"

Definition 2: a concept whose truth can be proved - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where fact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scientific hypotheses are not facts

(fact is a kind of ...) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Definition 3: a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where fact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts

(fact is a kind of ...) a message received and understood

(... is a kind of fact ) a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone

"Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'" "his name is in all the record books"

(... is a kind of fact ) a statement of fundamental facts or principles

(... is a kind of fact ) a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time

Definition 4: an event known to have happened or something known to have existed - [noun denoting state]

Samples where fact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • your fears have no basis in fact
  • how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell

(fact is a kind of ...) the state of being actual or real

"the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"

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