What is factual?

  • (adj): Of the nature of fact; having actual existence.
    Synonyms: actual
    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:

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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 of a ...
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 ... of 2012 the BBC's Top Gear UK series has officially been named the “Most Watched Factual TV Program” by Guinness World Records ...
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 ... of the reasons for showing deference to the factual findings of the trial judge apply equally to all factual conclusions ... and overriding error in coming to a factual conclusion based on accepted facts, a stricter standard ...

More definitions of "factual":

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

Famous quotes containing the word factual:

    The greatest step forward would be to see that everything factual is already theory. The blueness of the sky reveals the basic law of chromatics. Don’t look for anything behind the phenomena, they themselves are the doctrine.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    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)