Definition of factual adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfæktʃuəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæktʃuəl//
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based on or containing facts a factual account of events factual information The essay contains a number of factual errors. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from fact, on the pattern of actual.Extra examples the speculative nature of the supposedly factual information conveyed through the media He fails to distinguish factual information from opinion. The story is a factual account of events in early aviation.
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