factual

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. real, indisputable, demonstrable. See certainty, existence, truth.Ant., fictitious, unreal.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. exact, true, actual, descriptive; see accurate 1 , 2 , genuine 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
true, actual, realistic, literal, authentic, faithful, correct, exact, sound, valid, credible, legitimate, certain, unquestionable.
ANT.: untrue, false, fictitious, fanciful, made up
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Based on fact: hard. See REAL.

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  • factual — fac·tu·al / fak chə wəl/ adj 1: of or relating to facts factual issues 2: restricted to or based on fact fac·tu·al·i·ty /ˌfak chə wa lə tē/ n fac·tu·al·ly adv fac·tu·al·ness …   Law dictionary

  • factual — fac tu*al (f[a^]k*t[ u] al), a. 1. of or pertaining to facts; as, factual inaccuracies. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. containing only facts (as contrasted with opinions or speculations); as, a factual report. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • factual — factuál adj. m., pl. factuáli; f. sg. factuálă, pl. factuále Trimis de siveco, 20.10.2008. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  factuál, ă adj. (fil.) Referitor la fapte ( …   Dicționar Român

  • factual — adjetivo 1. Uso/registro: elevado. De los hechos: dato factual, prueba factual. Sinónimo: fáctico …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • factual — 1834, from FACT (Cf. fact) on model of ACTUAL (Cf. actual). Related: Factually …   Etymology dictionary

  • factual — |ct| adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo a fato. 2. Que se cinge aos fatos ou que se baseia em fatos. = IMPARCIAL, OBJETIVO 3. Cuja veracidade ou existência está comprovada. = REAL, VERDADEIRO ≠ FICTÍCIO, INVERÍDICO, SUPOSTO   ‣ Etimologia: latim factum, i,… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • factual — [adj] real, correct absolute, accurate, actual, authentic, card carrying*, certain, circumstantial, close, credible, descriptive, exact, faithful, genuine, hard, kosher*, legit*, legitimate, literal, objective, on the level*, positive, precise,… …   New thesaurus

  • factual — (Del lat. factum). adj. fáctico (ǁ perteneciente a hechos) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • factual — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ based on or concerned with fact or facts. DERIVATIVES factuality noun factually adverb factualness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • factual — [fak′cho͞o əl] adj. [ FACT + (ACT)UAL] 1. of or containing facts 2. having the nature of fact; real; actual factuality n. factually adv …   English World dictionary

  • factual — fac|tu|al [ˈfæktʃuəl] adj based on facts or relating to facts ▪ Try to keep your account of events as factual as possible. factual information/knowledge/statements etc ▪ Libraries are stores of factual information. ▪ The report contained a number …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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