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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