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Fact vs. Truth

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Factnoun

(archaic) Action; the realm of action.

Truthnoun

True facts, genuine depiction or statements of reality.

‘The truth is that our leaders knew a lot more than they were letting on.’;

Factnoun

A wrongful or criminal deed.

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

Truthnoun

Conformity to fact or reality; correctness, accuracy.

‘There was some truth in his statement that he had no other choice.’;

Factnoun

(obsolete) A feat or meritorious deed.

Truthnoun

The state or quality of being true to someone or something.

‘Truth to one's own feelings is all-important in life.’;

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Factnoun

An honest observation.

Truthnoun

(archaic) Faithfulness, fidelity.

Factnoun

Something actual as opposed to invented.

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

Truthnoun

(obsolete) A pledge of loyalty or faith.

Factnoun

Something which is real.

‘Gravity is a fact, not a theory.’;

Truthnoun

Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, model, etc.

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Factnoun

Something which has become real.

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

Truthnoun

That which is real, in a deeper sense; spiritual or ‘genuine’ reality.

‘The truth is what is.’; ‘Alcoholism and redemption led me finally to truth.’;

Factnoun

Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.

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

Truthnoun

(countable) Something acknowledged to be true; a true statement or axiom.

‘Hunger and jealousy are just eternal truths of human existence.’;

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.’;

Truthnoun

Topness. (See also truth quark.)

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Factnoun

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

‘The facts about space travel.’;

Truthverb

To assert as true; to declare; to speak truthfully.

Factnoun

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

Truthverb

To make exact; to correct for inaccuracy.

Factinterjection

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

Truthverb

To tell the truth.

Factnoun

A doing, making, or preparing.

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

Truthnoun

The quality or being true; as: - (a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be.

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.’;

Truthnoun

Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like.

‘Plows, to go true, depend much on the truth of the ironwork.’;

Factnoun

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

Truthnoun

That which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality.

‘Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor.’; ‘I long to know the truth here of at large.’; ‘The truth depends on, or is only arrived at by, a legitimate deduction from all the facts which are truly material.’;

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.’;

Truthnoun

Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness.

‘Alas! they had been friends in youth,But whispering tongues can poison truth.’;

Factnoun

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

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

Truthnoun

A true thing; a verified fact; a true statement or proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the like; as, the great truths of morals.

‘Even so our boasting . . . is found a truth.’;

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’;

Truthnoun

The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity.

‘If this will not suffice, it must appearThat malice bears down truth.’;

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’;

Truthnoun

Righteousness; true religion.

‘Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.’; ‘Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.’; ‘He that doeth truth cometh to the light.’;

Factnoun

a concept whose truth can be proved;

‘scientific hypotheses are not facts’;

Truthverb

To assert as true; to declare.

‘Had they [the ancients] dreamt this, they would have truthed it heaven.’;

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’;

Truthnoun

a fact that has been verified;

‘at last he knew the truth’; ‘the truth is the he didn't want to do it’;

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’;

Truthnoun

conformity to reality or actuality;

‘they debated the truth of the proposition’; ‘the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat’; ‘he was famous for the truth of his portraits’; ‘he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities’;

Factnoun

used to refer to a particular situation under discussion

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

Truthnoun

a true statement;

‘he told the truth’; ‘he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it’;

Factnoun

the truth about events as opposed to interpretation

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

Truthnoun

the quality of nearness to the truth or the true value;

‘he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass’; ‘the lawyer questioned the truth of my account’;

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.

Truthnoun

United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883)

Truth

Truth is the property of being in accord with fact or reality. In everyday language, truth is typically ascribed to things that aim to represent reality or otherwise correspond to it, such as beliefs, propositions, and declarative sentences.Truth is usually held to be the opposite of falsehood.

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