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Fact vs. Claim — What's the Difference?

Fact vs. Claim — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Fact and Claim

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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.
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Claim

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
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Fact

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
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Claim

Formally request or demand; say that one owns or has earned (something)
If no one claims the items, they will become Crown property
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Fact

Knowledge or information based on real occurrences
An account based on fact.
A blur of fact and fancy.
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Claim

Cause the loss of (someone's life)
The attacks claimed the lives of five people
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Fact

Something demonstrated to exist or known to have existed
Genetic engineering is now a fact. That Chaucer was a real person is an undisputed fact.
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Claim

An assertion that something is true
He was dogged by the claim that he had CIA links
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Fact

A real occurrence; an event
Had to prove the facts of the case.
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Claim

A demand or request for something considered one's due
The court had denied their claims to asylum
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Fact

Something believed to be true or real
A document laced with mistaken facts.
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Claim

To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due
Claim a reward.
Claim one's luggage at the airport carousel.
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Fact

A thing that has been done, especially a crime
An accessory before the fact.
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Claim

To take in a violent manner as if by right
A hurricane that claimed two lives.
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Fact

(Law) A conclusion drawn by a judge or jury from the evidence in a case
A finding of fact.
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Claim

To state to be true, especially when open to question; assert or maintain
Claimed he had won the race.
A candidate claiming many supporters.
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Fact

Something actual as opposed to invented.
In this story, the Gettysburg Address is a fact, but the rest is fiction.
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Claim

To deserve or call for; require
Problems that claim her attention.
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Fact

Something which is real.
Gravity is a fact, not a theory.
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Claim

A demand for something as rightful or due.
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Fact

Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.
Let's look at the facts of the case before deciding.
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Claim

A basis for demanding something; a title or right.
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Fact

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.
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Claim

Something claimed in a formal or legal manner, especially a tract of public land staked out by a miner or homesteader.
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Fact

Information about a particular subject, especially actual conditions and/or circumstances.
The facts about space travel.
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Claim

A demand for payment in accordance with an insurance policy or other formal arrangement.
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Fact

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

The sum of money demanded.
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Fact

(archaic) Action; the realm of action.
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Claim

A statement of something as a fact; an assertion of truth
Makes no claim to be a cure.
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Fact

A wrongful or criminal deed.
He had become an accessory after the fact.
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Claim

A demand of ownership made for something.
A claim of ownership
A claim of victory
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Fact

(obsolete) A feat or meritorious deed.
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Claim

The thing claimed.
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Fact

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

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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Fact

A doing, making, or preparing.
A project for the fact and vendingOf a new kind of fucus, paint for ladies.
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Claim

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.
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Fact

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.
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Claim

A demand of ownership for previously unowned land.
Miners had to stake their claims during the gold rush.
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Fact

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

(legal) A legal demand for compensation or damages.
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Fact

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.
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Claim

To demand ownership of.
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Fact

A piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred;
First you must collect all the facts of the case
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Claim

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

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
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Claim

To demand ownership or right to use for land.
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Fact

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
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Claim

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

A concept whose truth can be proved;
Scientific hypotheses are not facts
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Claim

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

To cause the loss of, usually by violent means.
The attacks claimed the lives of five people.
A fire claimed two homes.
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Claim

(obsolete) To proclaim.
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Claim

(archaic) To call or name.
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Claim

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

To proclaim.
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Claim

To call or name.
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Claim

To assert; to maintain.
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Claim

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.
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Claim

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.
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Claim

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.
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Claim

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.
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Claim

A loud call.
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Claim

An assertion of a right (as to money or property);
His claim asked for damages
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Claim

An assertion that something is true or factual;
His claim that he was innocent
Evidence contradicted the government's claims
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Claim

Demand for something as rightful or due;
They struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day
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Claim

An informal right to something;
His claim on her attentions
His title to fame
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Claim

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
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Claim

A demand especially in the phrase
The call of duty
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Claim

Assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing;
He claimed that he killed the burglar
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Claim

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
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Claim

Ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example;
They claimed on the maximum allowable amount
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Claim

Lay claim to; as of an idea;
She took credit for the whole idea
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Claim

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
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