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fact

 
Noun fact has 4 senses
  1. fact - a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"
    --1 is a kind of
    information
    --1 has particulars:
     case; detail, item, point; particular, specific; general; matter of fact; observation; reason; score; truth
  2. fact - a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"
    --2 is a kind of
    information, info
    --2 has particulars:
     record, record book, book; basics, rudiments; index, index number, indicant, indicator
  3. fact - an event known to have happened or something known to have existed; "your fears have no basis in fact"; "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell"
    --3 is a kind of
    reality, realness, realism
  4. fact - a concept whose truth can be proved; "scientific hypotheses are not facts"
    --4 is a kind of
    concept, conception, construct
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