A fact (derived from the Latin factum, see below) is something that has really occurred or is actually the case. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability, that is whether it can be proven to correspond to experience. Standard reference works are often used to check facts. Scientific facts are verified by repeatable experiments.

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Evidence (law) - Circumstantial Evidence
... is indirect evidence that implies the existence of the main fact in question, but does not in itself prove it ... The existence of the main fact is deduced from the indirect or circumstantial evidence by a process of probable reasoning ... The fact that a defendant had a motive to commit a crime is also circumstantial evidence ...
Envy (band) - Releases - Splits
... Fact) (1997) Split 7" with Endeavor (H.G ... Fact) (1997) Split 7" with This Machine Kills (H.G ... Fact) (2000) Split CD with Iscariote (Waiting for an Angel/Sonzai/Level Plane 10" released by Pure Pain Sugar/Code Of Ethics) (2002) Split CD with Yaphet Kotto and This ...
Izumi Sakai - Biography
6, 1991, she wore glasses in the television interview, citing the fact she had not slept the night before ... She replied that she wanted to make sure that the Zard project would in fact succeed first ... In fact, a staff member revealed that when Sakai saw so many people lining up for her concert tour in 2004, she was taken aback and hid herself ...
Fact in Law - Legal Pleadings
... a civil suit generally must clearly state all relevant allegations of fact upon which a claim is based ... Parties who face uncertainties regarding the facts and circumstances attendant to their side in a dispute may sometimes invoke alternative pleading ... In this situation, a party may plead separate sets of facts that (when considered together) may be contradictory or mutually exclusive ...
Tail Call - Example Programs
... (define (factorial n) (let fact ( ) (if (zero? i) acc (fact (- i 1) (* acc i))))) The inner procedure fact calls itself last in the control flow ... execution which would ordinarily look like this call factorial (3) call fact (3 1) call fact (2 3) call fact (1 6) call fact (0 6) return 6 return 6 ...

Famous quotes containing the word fact:

    Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created. It is the inexplicable presence of the thing not named, of the overtone divined by the ear but not heard by it, the verbal mood, the emotional aura of the fact or the thing or the deed, that gives high quality to the novel or the drama, as well as to poetry itself.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    The chief reason warfare is still with us is neither a secret death-wish of the human species, nor an irrepressible instinct of aggression, nor, finally and more plausibly, the serious economic and social dangers inherent in disarmament, but the simple fact that no substitute for this final arbiter in international affairs has yet appeared on the political scene.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)

    only the fact of her husband & four other people
    kept me from springing on her
    John Berryman (1914–1972)