Fact

  • 1 fact — n [Latin factum deed, real happening, something done, from neuter of factus, past participle of facere to do, make] 1: something that has actual existence: a matter of objective reality 2: any of the circumstances of a case that exist or are… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 fact — W1S1 [fækt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(true information)¦ 2 the fact (that) 3 in (actual) fact 4 the fact (of the matter) is 5 the fact remains 6¦(real events/not a story)¦ 7 facts and figures 8 the facts speak for themselves 9 after the fact ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 fact — [ fækt ] noun *** 1. ) count a piece of true information: They have simply attempted to state the facts. fact about: Here children can discover basic scientific facts about the world. fact of: He wrote an article explaining the main facts of the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 fact — 1. The expression the fact that has long had an important function in enabling clauses to behave like nouns: • Some studies give attention to the fact that non smokers cannot avoid inhaling smoke when breathing smoky air G. Richardson, 1971 • The …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 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, paint for… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 fact — [fakt] n. [L factum, that which is done, deed, fact, neut. pp. of facere, DO1] 1. a deed; act: now esp. in the sense of “a criminal deed” in the phrases after the fact and before the fact [an accessory after the fact] 2. a thing that has actually …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 FACT — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 8 fact — ► NOUN 1) a thing that is indisputably the case. 2) (facts) information used as evidence or as part of a report. ● before (or after) the fact Cf. ↑before the fact ● a fact of life Cf. ↑a …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Fact — 〈[ fæ̣kt] m. 6; umg.〉 Faktum, Tatsache ● das sind die Facts [engl.] * * * Fact [fækt ], der; s, s <meist Pl.> [engl. fact < lat. factum, ↑ 1Faktum]: Tatsache[nmaterial]. * * * FACT,   Abkürzung für Flanagan Aptitude …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 FACT — may refer to:*Federation Against Copyright Theft *Federation of American Consumers and Travelers *FACT ( facilitates chromatin transcription ), a protein factor affecting eukaryotic cells *FACT centre (Foundation for Creative Arts Technology), a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 Fact — [fækt] der; s, s (meist Plur.) <aus gleichbed. engl. fact, dies aus lat. factum, vgl. ↑Faktum> Tatsache, Tatsachenmaterial …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 12 fact — [n1] verifiable truth; reality actuality, appearance, authenticity, basis, bottom line*, brass tacks*, case, certainty, certitude, concrete happening, dope*, evidence, experience, genuineness, gospel, gospel truth*, how it is*, intelligence, law …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 Fact — 〈 [fæ̣kt] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; umg.; salopp〉 Faktum, Tatsache; das sind die Facts [Etym.: engl.] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 14 fact — (n.) 1530s, action, especially evil deed, from L. factum event, occurrence, lit. thing done, neuter pp. of facere to do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Usual modern sense of thing known to be true appeared 1630s, from notion of something that… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 Fact — [fɛkt ], der; s, s meist Plural <englisch> (Tatsache; vgl. Fakt) …

    Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • 16 Fact — For other uses, see Fact (disambiguation). A fact (derived from the Latin Factum, see below) is something that has really occurred or is actually the case. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability, that is whether it can be shown… …

    Wikipedia

  • 17 fact — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ important, interesting, relevant, salient ▪ You must look at all the relevant facts. ▪ basic, simple ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 fact — [[t]fæ̱kt[/t]] ♦ facts 1) PHRASE: prep PHR cl, v PHR cl You use the fact that after some verbs or prepositions, especially in expressions such as in view of the fact that, apart from the fact that, and despite the fact that, to link the verb or… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 fact — Synonyms and related words: absolute fact, accepted fact, accomplishment, act, actual fact, actuality, actually, admitted fact, adventure, article, aspect, authenticity, axiom, bald fact, bare fact, basis for belief, body of evidence, brutal fact …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 fact — noun 1 TRUE INFORMATION (C) a piece of information that is known to be true: First of all, we need to establish the facts of the case. (+ about): The book is full of interesting facts about the World Cup. | facts and figures (=the basic details,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English