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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] perfect passive participle factum (something made or done) (compare manufacture), < verb facere (make or do).

Pronunciation

Noun

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fact

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  1. An honest observation.
  2. Something actual as opposed to invented.
    In this story, the Gettysburg Address is a fact, but the rest is fiction.
  3. Something which has become real.
    The promise of television became a fact in the 1920s.
  4. Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.
    Let's look at the facts of the case before deciding.
  5. An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of people.
    There is no doubting the fact that the Earth orbits the Sun.
  6. Information about a particular subject.
    The facts about space travel.

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