matter-of-fact
adjective Date: 1712 adhering to the unembellished facts; also being plain, straightforward, or unemotional • matter-of-factly adverbmatter-of-factness noun

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  • matter of fact — see matter Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. matter of fact …   Law dictionary

  • Matter of fact — Matter Mat ter, n. [OE. matere, F. mati[ e]re, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. {Mother}, {Madeira}, {Material}.] 1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Matter of fact — Fact Fact (f[a^]kt), n. [L. factum, fr. facere to make or do. Cf. {Feat}, {Affair}, {Benefit}, {Defect}, {Fashion}, and { fy}.] 1. A doing, making, or preparing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A project for the fact and vending Of a new kind of fucus,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • matter-of-fact — matter of factly, adv. matter of factness, n. /mat euhr euhv fakt /, adj. 1. adhering strictly to fact; not imaginative; prosaic; dry; commonplace: a matter of fact account of the political rally. 2. direct or unemotional; straightforward; down… …   Universalium

  • Matter-of-fact — Mat ter of fact , a. Adhering to facts; not turning aside from absolute realities; not fanciful or imaginative; commonplace; dry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • matter-of-fact — index pragmatic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • matter of fact — {n. phr.} Something that is really true; something that can be proved. * /The town records showed that it was a matter of fact that the two boys were brothers./ * /It is a matter of fact that the American war against England was successful./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • matter of fact — {n. phr.} Something that is really true; something that can be proved. * /The town records showed that it was a matter of fact that the two boys were brothers./ * /It is a matter of fact that the American war against England was successful./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • matter-of-fact — {adj.} 1. Simply telling or showing the truth; not explaining or telling more. * /The newspaper gave a matter of fact account of the murder trial./ 2. Showing little feeling or excitement or trouble; seeming not to care much. * /When Mary s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • matter-of-fact — {adj.} 1. Simply telling or showing the truth; not explaining or telling more. * /The newspaper gave a matter of fact account of the murder trial./ 2. Showing little feeling or excitement or trouble; seeming not to care much. * /When Mary s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • matter of fact — noun a) a fact As a matter of fact, the car is midnight blue. b) a more factual correction …   Wiktionary

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