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fact

fact

 
 
pronunciation:
faekt
phrases:
in fact
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that has reality, that exists, or that happened or is happening.
antonyms:
fiction, illusion
similar words:
actuality, case, datum, event, occurrence, particular, phenomenon, reality, truth, verity
definition 2: an object or event known to have existence by personal observation or experience.
synonyms:
datum
antonyms:
conjecture
similar words:
actuality, event, observation, reality, verity
definition 3: something said to be true, reported to be true, or established in law to be true.
synonyms:
certitude, truth
antonyms:
conjecture, fiction, illusion
similar words:
certainty, given, verity
phrase: in fact
Word History
Fact is from a Latin word that means "event" or "deed."
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The word fact contains the following part:
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".