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Fact vs. Claim

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Factnoun

(archaic) Action; the realm of action.

Claimnoun

A demand of ownership made for something.

‘a claim of ownership’; ‘a claim of victory’;

Factnoun

A wrongful or criminal deed.

‘He had become an accessory after the fact.’;

Claimnoun

The thing claimed.

Factnoun

(obsolete) A feat or meritorious deed.

Claimnoun

The right or ground of demanding.

‘You don't have any claim on my time, since I'm no longer your employee.’;

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Factnoun

An honest observation.

Claimnoun

A new statement of something one believes to be the truth, usually when the statement has yet to be verified or without valid evidence provided.

‘The company's share price dropped amid claims of accounting fraud.’;

Factnoun

Something actual as opposed to invented.

‘In this story, the Gettysburg Address is a fact, but the rest is fiction.’;

Claimnoun

A demand of ownership for previously unowned land.

‘Miners had to stake their claims during the gold rush.’;

Factnoun

Something which is real.

‘Gravity is a fact, not a theory.’;

Claimnoun

(legal) A legal demand for compensation or damages.

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Factnoun

Something which has become real.

‘The promise of television became a fact in the 1920s.’;

Claimverb

To demand ownership of.

Factnoun

Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.

‘Let's look at the facts of the case before deciding.’;

Claimverb

To state a new fact, typically without providing evidence to prove it is true.

Factnoun

An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of experts.

‘There is no doubting the fact that the Earth orbits the Sun.’;

Claimverb

To demand ownership or right to use for land.

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Factnoun

Information about a particular subject, especially actual conditions and/or circumstances.

‘The facts about space travel.’;

Claimverb

(legal) To demand compensation or damages through the courts.

Factnoun

(databases) An individual value or measurement at the lowest level of granularity in a data warehouse.

Claimverb

(intransitive) To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.

Factinterjection

Used before making a statement to introduce it as a trustworthy one.

Claimverb

(archaic) To proclaim.

Factnoun

A doing, making, or preparing.

‘A project for the fact and vendingOf a new kind of fucus, paint for ladies.’;

Claimverb

(archaic) To call or name.

Factnoun

An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.

‘What might instigate him to this devilish fact, I am not able to conjecture.’; ‘He who most excels in fact of arms.’;

Claimverb

To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.

Factnoun

Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.

Claimverb

To proclaim.

Factnoun

The assertion or statement of a thing done or existing; sometimes, even when false, improperly put, by a transfer of meaning, for the thing done, or supposed to be done; a thing supposed or asserted to be done; as, history abounds with false facts.

‘I do not grant the fact.’; ‘This reasoning is founded upon a fact which is not true.’;

Claimverb

To call or name.

Factnoun

a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred;

‘first you must collect all the facts of the case’;

Claimverb

To assert; to maintain.

Factnoun

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’;

Claimverb

To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.

‘We must know how the first ruler, from whom any one claims, came by his authority.’;

Factnoun

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’;

Claimnoun

A demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact.

Factnoun

a concept whose truth can be proved;

‘scientific hypotheses are not facts’;

Claimnoun

A right to claim or demand something; a title to any debt, privilege, or other thing in possession of another; also, a title to anything which another should give or concede to, or confer on, the claimant.

Factnoun

a thing that is known or proved to be true

‘the most commonly known fact about hedgehogs is that they have fleas’; ‘he ignores some historical and economic facts’; ‘a body of fact’;

Claimnoun

The thing claimed or demanded; that (as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; ; as, a settler's claim; a miner's claim.

Factnoun

information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article

‘even the most inventive journalism peters out without facts, and in this case there were no facts’;

Claimnoun

A loud call.

Factnoun

used to refer to a particular situation under discussion

‘despite the fact that I'm so tired, sleep is elusive’;

Claimnoun

an assertion of a right (as to money or property);

‘his claim asked for damages’;

Factnoun

the truth about events as opposed to interpretation

‘there was a question of fact as to whether they had received the letter’;

Claimnoun

an assertion that something is true or factual;

‘his claim that he was innocent’; ‘evidence contradicted the government's claims’;

Fact

A fact is an occurrence in the real world. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability—that is whether it can be demonstrated to correspond to experience.

Claimnoun

demand for something as rightful or due;

‘they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day’;

Claimnoun

an informal right to something;

‘his claim on her attentions’; ‘his title to fame’;

Claimnoun

an established or recognized right;

‘a strong legal claim to the property’; ‘he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate’; ‘he staked his claim’;

Claimnoun

a demand especially in the phrase

‘the call of duty’;

Claimverb

assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing;

‘He claimed that he killed the burglar’;

Claimverb

demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to;

‘He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter’; ‘Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident’;

Claimverb

ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example;

‘They claimed on the maximum allowable amount’;

Claimverb

lay claim to; as of an idea;

‘She took credit for the whole idea’;

Claimverb

take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs;

‘the accident claimed three lives’; ‘The hard work took its toll on her’;

Claimverb

state or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof

‘‘I'm entitled to be conceited,’ he claimed’; ‘not every employee is eligible to claim unfair dismissal’; ‘the Prime Minister claimed that he was concerned about Third World debt’;

Claimverb

assert that one has gained or achieved (something)

‘his supporters claimed victory in the presidential elections’;

Claimverb

formally request or demand; say that one owns or has earned (something)

‘if no one claims the items, they will become Crown property’;

Claimverb

make a demand for (money) under the terms of an insurance policy

‘the premiums are reduced by fifty per cent if you don't claim on the policy’;

Claimverb

call for (someone's notice and thought)

‘a most unwelcome event claimed his attention’;

Claimverb

cause the loss of (someone's life)

‘the attacks claimed the lives of five people’;

Claimnoun

an assertion that something is true

‘he was dogged by the claim that he had CIA links’;

Claimnoun

a statement of the novel features in a patent

‘the two patents based on his claims will be reconfirmed’;

Claimnoun

a demand or request for something considered one's due

‘the court had denied their claims to asylum’;

Claimnoun

an application for compensation under the terms of an insurance policy

‘he should make a claim on his house insurance for storm damage’;

Claimnoun

a right or title to something

‘they have first claim on the assets of the trust’;

Claimnoun

a piece of land allotted to or taken by someone in order to be mined

‘each of them was to be rewarded with a farm and a number of mining claims in the land’;

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