- 1a thing that is known or proved to be true
- 2information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article
Using fact: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fact" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
It's a fact that the earth revolves around the sun.
The report is based on facts and figures.
She presented the facts of the case to the jury.
The fact is, we can't afford to buy a new car.
fact Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using fact
Paying taxes is a fact of life.
Death is a fact of nature that we must all face.
The fact of the matter is that we are running out of time.
Phrases with fact
used to emphasize the truth of a statement, often in contrast to what might have been expected or what was previously thought
I thought he was French, but in fact, he's Belgian.
It's time to face the facts and admit that we made a mistake.
I don't like coffee. As a matter of fact, I can't stand it.
Origins of fact
from Latin 'factum', meaning 'thing done'
Summary: fact in Brief
The term 'fact' [fækt] refers to something that is known or proven to be true, often used as evidence or part of a report. It contrasts with fiction or myth and is exemplified by 'The report is based on facts and figures.' 'Fact' extends into phrases like 'in fact,' emphasizing the truth, and idioms like 'a fact of life,' denoting an unavoidable part of existence.