AskDefine | Define factual

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factual adj
1 of the nature of fact; having actual existence; "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced" [syn: actual]
2 of or relating to or characterized by facts; "factual considerations"
3 existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not; "de facto segregation is as real as segration imposed by law"; "a de facto state of war" [syn: de facto, actual] [ant: de jure]
4 based on fact; "factual accuracy"; "a factual account"
5 characterized by fact; "the factual aspects of the case"

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Etymology

From fact and -al (like actual).

Adjective

factual
  1. Of or characterised by or consisting of facts.

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