What is factual?

  • (adj): Based on fact.
    Example: "Factual accuracy"; "a factual account"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Factual

Factual, launched in October 2009, is an aggregator and provider of open data, which it provides access to through web service APIs and reusable, customisable web applications. It is described by its founder, Gil Elbaz as "a platform for anyone to share and mash open data". Factual has datasets about local place information, entertainment and information derived from government sources. Commercial consumers of the datasets include Facebook Places and SpatialMatch.

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Some articles on factual:

Standard Of Review - Canada
... the expertise of trial judges and their advantageous position to make factual findings, owing to their extensive exposure to the evidence and the benefit of hearing the testimony viva voce ... fact, since many of the reasons for showing deference to the factual findings of the trial judge apply equally to all factual conclusions ... but whether the trial judge made a palpable and overriding error in coming to a factual conclusion based on accepted facts, a stricter standard ...
Factual Television - Awards
... 'Best Factual Series' has been a category at the British Academy Television Awards since the 1990s ... 'Most Popular Factual Series' and 'Most Outstanding Factual Series' were new categories introduced to the Australian Logie Awards in 2008 to cover this genre ... On September of 2012 the BBC's Top Gear UK series has officially been named the “Most Watched Factual TV Program” by Guinness World Records ...
Factual
... Factual, launched in October 2009, is an aggregator and provider of open data, which it provides access to through web service APIs and reusable, customisable ... Factual has datasets about local place information, entertainment and information derived from government sources ... Factual intends to provide discounts to data consumers that contribute improved data back, in order to encourage crowd sourcing and other collaborative approaches to data creation and curation ...
BBC Wildlife Specials - Awards
... Film Festival Polar Bear won the Best Factual Photography award at the 1998 BAFTAs Tiger won the Best Factual Photography award at the 2000 BAFTAs A scene ...
Fault (legal) - Actus Reus Element - Causation
... There is also an issue of causation, in this the courts look at both factual causation and legal causation ... Factual causation uses the 'but for' test, asking 'but for the defendant's act, would the result still have occurred?' If it would have occurred regardless of the defendant's acts, there is no factual ... Factual causation was effectively established in the legal case of Pagett ...

More definitions of "factual":

  • (adj): Existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not.
    Synonyms: de facto, actual
  • (adj): Of the nature of fact; having actual existence.
    Synonyms: actual
  • (adj): Of or relating to or characterized by facts.
    Example: "Factual considerations"
  • (adj): Characterized by fact.
    Example: "The factual aspects of the case"

Famous quotes containing the word factual:

    Philosophical questions are not by their nature insoluble. They are, indeed, radically different from scientific questions, because they concern the implications and other interrelations of ideas, not the order of physical events; their answers are interpretations instead of factual reports, and their function is to increase not our knowledge of nature, but our understanding of what we know.
    Susanne K. Langer (1895–1985)

    I don’t think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
    Carlos Fuentes (b. 1928)

    ... But all the feelings that evoke in us the joy or the misfortune of a real person are only produced in us through the intermediary of an image of that joy or that misfortune; the ingeniousness of the first novelist was in understanding that, in the apparatus of our emotions, since the image is the only essential element, the simplification which consists of purely and simply suppressing the factual characters is a definitive improvement.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)