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A fact is an item of knowledge or information that is true.
Don't talk about 'true facts' or say, for example, 'These facts are true'.
You can refer to a whole situation by using a clause beginning with the fact that.
You must use that in clauses like these. Don't say, for example, 'He tried to hide the fact he was disappointed'.
You use in fact to show that you are giving more detailed information about what you have just said.
|Noun||1.||fact - a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"|
information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
case - the actual state of things; "that was not the case"
detail, item, point - an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
particular, specific - a fact about some part (as opposed to general); "he always reasons from the particular to the general"
general - a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
matter of fact - a matter that is an actual fact or is demonstrable as a fact
observation - facts learned by observing; "he reported his observations to the mayor"
reason - a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion; "there is reason to believe he is lying"
score - the facts about an actual situation; "he didn't know the score"
truth - a fact that has been verified; "at last he knew the truth"; "the truth is that he didn't want to do it"
|2.||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"|
record book, book, record - a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; "Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'"; "his name is in all the record books"
|3.||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"|
|4.||fact - a concept whose truth can be proved; "scientific hypotheses are not facts"|
truth lie, fiction, invention, delusion, yarn (informal), fable, fabrication, falsehood, untruth, tall story
the fact that → el hecho de que ...
the fact that she knew is not the point → el hecho de que ella lo supiera no viene al caso
he still loved her in spite of the fact that she had left him → aunque le había dejado él aún la quería
my family accepts the fact that I'm a vegetarian → mi familia acepta que sea vegetariano
their priority is to establish the facts of the case → su prioridad es esclarecer los hechos or lo que ocurrió realmente
hard facts → hechos mpl innegables
to stick to the facts → atenerse a los hechos
facts and figures → datos mpl
the facts of life → los detalles de la reproducción
get your facts right before you start accusing people → infórmate bien antes de empezar a acusar a la gente
he accused her of getting her facts wrong → la acusó de no contar con la información correcta
the fact remains that → la realidad sigue siendo que ...
the fact (of the matter) is that → la verdad or el hecho es que ...
I accept what he says as fact → acepto lo que dice como cierto
a story founded on fact → una historia basada en hechos verídicos or reales
it has no basis in fact → carece de base (real)
it's a fact that → es un hecho que ...
to face (the) facts → enfrentarse a la realidad or los hechos
he can't tell fact from fiction → no es capaz de distinguir la realidad de la ficción
to know for a fact that → saber a ciencia cierta que ...
in fact → de hecho
it sounds simple, but in fact it's very difficult → parece sencillo, pero de hecho or en realidad es muy difícil
I don't like it, as a matter of fact I'm totally against it → no me gusta, de hecho estoy totalmente en contra
"don't tell me you like it?" - "as a matter of fact I do" → -no me digas que te gusta -pues sí, la verdad es que sí
they're very alike, in point of fact you can't tell the difference → son muy parecidos, de hecho no puedes distinguirlos
is that a fact! (iro) → ¡no me digas!
he's a dull writer, and that's a fact → es un escritor aburrido, eso no hay quien lo discuta
see also face B3
facts and figures → les faits mpl et les chiffres mpl
the facts about sth → les éléments mpl de qch
to know for a fact (that) ... → savoir pertinemment que ...
despite the fact (that) ... → malgré le fait que ...
the fact remains (that) ... → toujours est-il que ...
to be based on fact → être basé(e) sur des faits
is it fact or fiction? → est-ce réel ou imaginaire?
in fact → en fait
in actual fact → en fait
as a matter of fact → en fait
the fact is (that) ... → le fait est que ...fact-finding [ˈfæktfaɪndɪŋ] adj
fact-finding mission → mission f d'enquête
fact-finding committee → commission f d'enquête
fact[fækt] n → fatto
it's a fact that ... → è un dato di fatto che...
to know for a fact that ... → sapere per certo che...
the facts of life (sex) → i fatti riguardanti la vita sessuale (realities) → le realtà della vita
facts and figures → dati mpl e cifre fpl
fact and fiction → realtà e fantasia
story founded on fact → storia basata sui fatti
it has no basis in fact → non si basa su fatti realmente accaduti
as a matter of fact, in point of fact → per la verità
the fact (of the matter) is that ... → la verità è che...
in fact → in realtà