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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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Rather than simply evaluate the factualness of their accounts, I employ approaches from cultural studies to read them as constitutive cultural practices through which Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants negotiated their ethno-racial identities in the complex racial landscape of Southern California.
Heaney tries to make something of the coffin's factualness by reading its size as proportionate to his brother's age, and so imagining the reduction of death as a kind of growth.
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." (14) The way in which this "material factualness" of the body is communicated is through the spectacle of injury.
The movies and series performed destabilization on a number of narrative and discursive levels: challenging and problematizing the verisimilitude of standard cultural narratives; rebuffing the trustworthiness of public servants and the gatekeepers of the fourth estate; combining the everyman with aspects of the noir hero; and providing a simultaneous factualness regarding the supernatural and an ambiguity about public institutions, persons, and the media.
Por ello, la veracidad se evalua segun los atributos esenciales de la informacion, es decir, facticidad (factualness), exactitud (accuracy) y completitud (completeness).
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.
The NSA called it a "factsheet," but has quietly scrubbed it from its web site (http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-fact-sheet-on-surveillance-program-pulled-from-web-after-senators-criticism/2013/06/25/afe95d9e-ddda-11e2-b797-cbd4cb13f9c6_story.html) now that a couple of legislators have questioned the factualness of the contents.
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.