|1.||[ noun ] a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred|
"first you must collect all the facts of the case"
|Related terms:||information case detail truth particular score observation reason matter_of_fact general|
|2.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||information index record basics|
|3.||[ noun ] 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.||[ noun ] a concept whose truth can be proved|
"scientific hypotheses are not facts"