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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.factuality - 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
counterfactuality - the quality of being contrary to fact
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The quality of being actual or factual:
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Roger France - Mister Factuality himself spends a deal of his time describing me as a liar regarding anything I write about the European Union, it seems that my 'alternative fact' this week is that we pay PS350 million to Brussels every week, (I'm sure I saw it on the side of a bus!).
Aside from deconstructing figures and heroes, Reamillo uses a lot of old texts and archival images to bring a sense of historical accuracy and factuality, and then he deconstructs them.
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And in the hands of artists, the photographic medium and results should concern itself with factuality and truths.
It would be recalled that just when the NDC introduced that book, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), through its communicators, challenged the factuality of the content.
THE SKIN as a barrier is a popular belief that hardly matches the experimental factuality. The skin is the outer part of the body and harbors several physiological functions.
Anyone who has a phone can post, share, reshare anything without the least verifying or at the least checking authenticity and factuality.
So although the book is thoroughly researched and is a treasure trove of information, the presence of a number of scientific misstatements leaves the general reader in a somewhat tenuous position regarding the factuality of any given piece of information.
Readers are encouraged to apply accepted standards to determine probable and provable factuality of news content of different media sources.
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In substantiating this factuality, the Abu Dhabi government has ensured that one of the most important markers of health care outcomes in society -- the accessibility to inexpensive drugs to the widest possible base of the population -- is now firmly in place.
As such, we, at FPI, support labeling on goods that adheres to high standards of transparency and factuality. Rest assured that we comply with all of the government's existing regulatory requirements on nutrition and content labeling.