The definition of a fact is something that is true or something that has occurred or has been proven correct.(noun)
See fact in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L factum, that which is done, deed, fact, neut. pp. of facere, do
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Origin: Latin factum, deed
Origin: , from
Origin: neuter past participle of facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots. Usage Note: Fact has a long history of usage in the sense “allegation of fact,” as in “This tract was distributed to thousands of American teachers, but the facts and the reasoning are wrong” (Albert Shanker). This practice has led to the introduction of the phrases true facts and real facts, as in The true facts of the case may never be known. These usages may occasion qualms among critics who insist that facts can only be true, but the usages are often useful for emphasis.
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