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Fact as Defined

Filed under: Logic,Terminology — anlactunay @ 7:27 PM

1. Knowledge or information based on real occurrences: an account based on fact; a blur of fact and fancy.
a. Something demonstrated to exist or known to have existed: Genetic engineering is now a fact. That Chaucer was a real person is an undisputed fact.
b. A real occurrence; an event: had to prove the facts of the case.
c. Something believed to be true or real: a document laced with mistaken facts.
3. A thing that has been done, especially a crime: an accessory before the fact.
4. [Law] A conclusion drawn by a judge or jury from the evidence in a case: a finding of fact.
in (point of) fact
In reality or in truth; actually.


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