fact

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. reality, actuality, certainty; occurrence.See existence, truth, evidence.Ant., fiction, falsehood.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A reliable generality]
Syn. reality, actuality, certainty, truth, substantiality, palpability, experience, matter, state of things, truth of the matter, the case, not an illusion, fait accompli (French), what really happened, something concrete, what is the case, matter of fact, hard evidence, hard fact, nuda veritas (Latin), verity, naked truth, gospel, certitude, scripture, law, solidity, permanence, basis, physical reality, existence, corporeal existence, state of being, fact of life, what's what*, straight dope*, bottom line*; see also facts .
Ant. fancy*, fiction, imagination.
2. [An individual reality]
Syn. circumstance, detail, factor, particular, case, consideration, datum, evidence, point, event, action, deed, happening, occurrence, creation, manifestation, being, entity, experience, affair, act, episode, performance, proceeding, phenomenon, incident, thing done, adventure, transaction, organism, construction, truism, truth, plain fact, accomplishment, accomplished fact, fait accompli (French).
Ant. error*, illusion, untruth.
as a matter of fact,
Syn. in reality, in fact, actually, in point of fact; see really 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
truth, reality, datum, certainty, actuality, verity, gospel, law, scripture, particular, detail, specific, element, item.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. That which is known about a specific subject or situation. Used in plural: data, information, intelligence, knowledge, lore. See KNOWLEDGE. 2. Something having real, demonstrable existence: actuality, event, phenomenon, reality. See REAL. 3. One of the conditions or facts attending an event and having some bearing on it: circumstance, detail, factor, particular. See REAL. 4. The quality of being actual or factual: actuality, factuality, factualness, reality, truth. See REAL.

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