a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
"first you must collect all the facts of the case"
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"
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"
a concept whose truth can be proved
"scientific hypotheses are not facts"
fact(noun)Something actual as opposed to invented.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A circumstance (Latin circum, around, and sto, stand), is something existing or occurring in connection with or relation to some other fact or event, modifying or throwing light upon the principal matter without affecting its essential character; an accompaniment is something that unites with the principal matter, tho not necessary to it; as, the piano accompaniment to a song; a concomitant goes with a thing in natural connection, but in a subordinate capacity, or perhaps in contrast; as, cheerfulness is a concomitant of virtue. A circumstance is not strictly, nor usually, an occasion, condition, effect, or result. (See these words under CAUSE.) Nor is the circumstance properly an incident. (See under ACCIDENT.) We say, "My decision will depend upon circumstances" — not "upon incidents." That a man wore a blue necktie would not probably be the cause, occasion, condition, or concomitant of his committing murder; but it might be a very important circumstance in identifying him as the murderer. All the circumstances make up the situation. A certain disease is the cause of a man's death; his suffering is an incident; that he is in his own home, that he has good medical attendance, careful nursing, etc., are consolatory circumstances. With the same idea of subordination, we often say, "This is not a circumstance to that." So a person is said to be in easy circumstances. Compare EVENT.
"Mere situation is expressed by 'in the circumstances'; action affected is performed 'under the circumstances.'" [
Murray's"New English Dictionary"]
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- معلومة, حقيقة, واقعةArabic
- fetCatalan, Valencian
- fakt, skutečnostCzech
- kendsgerning, virkelighed, faktumDanish
- Fakt, Tatsache, FaktumGerman
- fakt, tõsiasiEstonian
- tieto, tosiasia, faktaFinnish
- fait, véritéFrench
- fìrinnScottish Gaelic
- raunveruleiki, raun, staðreyndIcelandic
- dato di fatto, fattoItalian
- 事実, 現実, 実情Japanese
- күч, болмуш, факт, жароо, чындык, окуяKyrgyz
- fakts, notikumsLatvian
- fato, factoPortuguese
- fat, fatgRomansh
- fapt, faptăRomanian
- чињеница, čȉnjenicaSerbo-Croatian
- fakt, skutočnosťSlovak
- faktum, verklighetSwedish
- makatotohanang obserbasyonTagalog
- sự việc, sự thậtVietnamese
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