a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
a concept whose truth can be proved
a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
an event known to have happened or something known to have existed
A doing, making, or preparing.
An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.
Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.
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.