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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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html) now that a couple of legislators have questioned the factualness of the contents.
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.
The Latinate 'subsumed' and the recourse to hitherto avoided metaphor in the indignant 'toting' (drawing attention to the fact that McQuillan was armed with nothing more lethal than a lunchbox) effect the brief elevation of tone: the account of the killing that follows is almost mathematical in its factualness, if somewhat flavoured by dialect in 'made the halt'.
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 .
In another example, a spear (a Type 1 fact) is there, but a member of a secluded culture seeing a spear for the first time might not have the same sense of natural factualness about it as would a native who made and uses it.
The aftermath of partition is dealt with in the same, easy-going style but with the accuracy, factualness and discipline of a scholar and an historian.