- 1An item of unreliable information that is reported and repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact: he addresses the facts and factoids which have buttressed the film’s legendMore example sentences
- When does a piece of data go from being a factoid to being a fact?
- I don't know whether this item is a fact, or a factoid.
- There is another way to weigh this trend, however: maybe readers and viewers are not so much growing insular as searching for meaning in a vast universe of fact and factoid, and embracing a political bent is one way of organizing it.
- 1.1North American A brief or trivial item of news or information: how does the brain retain factoids that you remember from a history test at school?More example sentences
- A repetitive set-top game called Search for the Spear of Destiny requires a beginner's level of dexterity, and delivers trivial lost-civilization factoids as reward cookies for successful play.
- Billions of virus-like packets of little news factoids fly around the net, and people intercept packets that meet criteria of interest.
- This is a fairly well-known factoid in alternative news media.
More definitions of factoidDefinition of factoid in:
- The US English dictionary