facticity
noun Etymology: French or German; French facticité, from German Faktizität, from Factum fact, from Latin factum Date: 1945 the quality or state of being a fact

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  • facticity — n. factuality, quality of being a fact …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • facticity — fac·tic·i·ty …   English syllables

  • facticity — /fækˈtɪsəti/ (say fak tisuhtee) noun 1. the state of being fact; factuality. 2. specificity of existence. {translation of German Faktizität, a term coined by German philosopher JG Fichte} …   Australian English dictionary

  • facticity — fakˈtisəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: French or German; French facticité, from German faktizität, from faktum fact (from Latin factum) + izität (from Latin icitat , icitas icity) …   Useful english dictionary

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