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Dictionary definition for: Fact

1. (n) a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"

2. (n) a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"

3. (n) an event known to have happened or something known to have existed; "your fears have no basis in fact" "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell"

4. (n) a concept whose truth can be proved; "scientific hypotheses are not facts"

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