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fact British & World English

A thing that is known or proved to be true

fact English Thesaurus

it is a fact that the water supply is seriously polluted

in fact British & World English

Used to emphasize the truth of an assertion, especially one opposite to what might be expected or what has been asserted

fact file British & World English

A collection of information about a particular subject or product

fact-based British & World English

Based on or concerned with true events or experiences

fact-check British & World English

Investigate (an issue) in order to verify the facts

fact sheet British & World English

A paper giving useful information about a particular issue, especially one discussed on a television or radio programme

social fact British & World English

A thing originating in the institutions or culture of a society which affects the behaviour or attitudes of an individual member of that society

fact-finding British & World English

(Especially of a committee or its activity) having the purpose of establishing the facts of an issue

in actual fact British & World English

Used to emphasize a comment that modifies or contradicts a previous statement

issue of fact British & World English

A dispute in court in which the significance of a fact or facts is denied

matter of fact British & World English

A fact as distinct from an opinion or conjecture

matter of fact New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

fact rather than opinion or conjecture

before the fact British & World English

Before (or after) the committing of a crime

a fact of life British & World English

Something that must be accepted and cannot be changed, however unpalatable

as a matter of fact British & World English

In reality (used especially to correct a falsehood or misunderstanding)

accessory before the fact British & World English

A person who incites or assists someone to commit an arrestable offence (or knowingly aids someone who has committed such an offence)

the fact that in fact British & World English

Used to refer to a particular situation under discussion

trier British & World English

A person or body responsible for investigating and deciding a case judicially

in fact in fact British & World English

Used to emphasize the truth of an assertion, especially one opposite to what might be expected or what has been asserted


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