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1. Of the nature of fact; real.
2. Of or containing facts.

fac′tu·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
fac′tu·al·ly adv.
fac′tu·al·ness n.
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Noun1.factualness - the quality of being actual or based on fact; "the realm of factuality must be distinguished from the realm of imagination"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare


The quality of being actual or factual:
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At particular moments when there is within society a crisis of belief--that is, when some central idea or ideology or cultural construct has ceased to elicit a population's belief either because it is manifestly fictitious or because it has for some reason been divested of ordinary forms of substantiation--the sheer material factualness of the human body will be borrowed to lend that cultural construct the aura of "realness" and "certainty.
While the children's story created considerable controversy and was investigated thoroughly, the children persisted in the factualness of what they had seen and heard.
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The verification process presumes that the issue of factualness is at stake.
Levels of empiricism in news making are also a largely valued element by the Chilean professionals, who mostly support the factualness and reliability of information, as well as the separation of facts and opinion.
In his inaugural appearance as author, Melville's aim is to persuade the reader of the factualness of the narrative to follow, to plea for its veracity.
It brings with it no accountability at all from the evaluators themselves, either for its factualness or its applicability to the circumstances of any particular group, let alone all of them.
Although he voiced strong misgivings about the way Heidegger had sought to "existentialize" phenomenology, it is as if he were attempting to claim as his own Heidegger's existential-ethical concerns when in the conclusion to his Cartesian Meditations he stated that to transcendental, constitutive phenomenology properly belong all the "higher," "ethico-religious" problems: "all the problems of accidental factualness [facticity], of death, of fate, of the possibility of a 'genuine' [authentic] human life .