Event, item of information, or state of affairs existing, observed, or known to have happened, and which is confirmed or validated to such an extent that it is considered 'reality.' See also assumption, rule of thumb, and science.

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  • Our public speaking professor asked us to pick our favorite public speaker and write down 2 interesting facts about them in our class journals.

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  • John relied on the fact that he was over six feet tall to reach things that were on the top shelf in his kitchen.

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  • Mathematics has many facts about operations that cannot be disputed, whereas Literature class is objective and readings can be open to personal interpretation.

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Notable Quotes

  • A Perspective on the Advent of the Internet
    "It's a fact of life that the Internet will kill off some of our business and severely damage a lot of conventional industry. (British billionaire Richard Branson, chairman of Virgin Group Ltd., regarding the Internet's long-term effect on traditional businesses.)"
    - Richard Branson
  • The Chief Value of Money
    "The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated."
    - H. L. Mencken
  • One Perspective on Money
    "The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization. Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity and beauty... Not the least of its virtues is that it destroys base people as certainly as it fortifies and dignifies noble people."
    - George Bernard Shaw

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