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  • 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… …

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  • 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 sheet — noun A paper setting out briefly information relevant to a particular subject • • • Main Entry: ↑fact * * * fact sheet UK US noun [countable] [singular fact sheet plural …

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  • 7 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

  • 8 fact and law — A term used to denote issues or events that have taken place and the legal jurisdiction that governs how they are viewed. Fact in legal terms, is the event, while law refers to the actual rules that determine how facts are viewed by the courts.… …

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  • 9 fact situation — A concise description of all the occurrences or circumstances of a particular case, without any discussion of their consequences under the law. The fact situation, sometimes referred to as a fact pattern, is a summary of what took place in a case …

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  • 10 FACT (biology) — FACT (facilitates chromatin transcription) is a heterodimeric protein complex that affects eukaryotic RNA polymerase II (Pol II) transcription elongation both in vitro and in vivo. It was discovered in 1998 as a factor purified from human cells,… …

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

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  • 12 fact-finding — [fakt′fīn΄diŋ] n. the gathering of information; specif., preliminary research to gather facts for a later, full investigation, hearing, etc. adj. of, resulting from, or for the purpose of such research [a fact finding trip prior to a… …

    Universalium

  • 13 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

  • 14 fact finder — n. The person or group of people whose job is to determine the facts in a case; also called the trier of fact. See also jury The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. fact finder …

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  • 15 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 …

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  • 16 Fact Hunt — was (2005) a comedic TV quiz show aired late at night on various ITV regions. It was hosted by Al Murray in character as the Pub Landlord, the character he has long played in stand up routines and in the sitcom Time Gentlemen Please .Fact hunt… …

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  • 17 fact-finding — adj. designed to find information or ascertain facts; as, a fact finding committee. Syn: investigative, investigatory. [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 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… …

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  • 19 fact-finding — index interrogative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 fact finding …

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  • 20 fact finder — fact′ find er or fact′ find er n. cvb a person who searches impartially for the actualities of a situtation, esp. an official investigator • Etymology: 1925–30 fact′ find ing, n. adj …

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