Definition of Factuality

1. Noun. The quality of being actual or based on fact. "The realm of factuality must be distinguished from the realm of imagination"

Exact synonyms: Factualness
Generic synonyms: Quality
Antonyms: Counterfactuality
Derivative terms: Factual, Factual, Factual, Factual



Definition of Factuality

1. Noun. The state or quality of being factual ¹

2. Noun. That which is factual ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Factuality

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Factuality

factotum
factotums
factour
factours
facts
facts on the ground
factsheet
factsheets
factual
factualism
factualisms
factualist
factualists
factualities
factuality (current term)
factually
factualness
factualnesses
factum
factums
facture
factures
facty
facula
faculae
facular
facultative
facultative aerobe
facultative anaerobe

Literary usage of Factuality

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"munication, information, control, coding, and so forth, inject into our intellectuality a certain factuality whose range of effectiveness cannot yet be ..."

2. Some Modern Novelists: Appreciations and Estimates by Helen Thomas Follett, Wilson Follett (1918)
"... is that Mr. Howells loves truth—by which he nearly always means factuality—so much that the most trivial violation of it affronts all his sensibilities. ..."

3. Eternal Possibilities: A Neutral Ground for Meaning and Existence by David Weissman (1977)
"factuality derives here, as the thinking subject would claim, from the assertability of 'It is raining' when sentences including 'Temperature is over 32 ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"April 1968 But the most common use is to stress the reality or factuality of something. In this use, actually is not necessarily emphatic: could not even ..."

5. The Modern Novel: A Study of the Purpose and the Meaning of Fiction by Wilson Follett (1918)
"If art be without a pattern, and remain shapeless except in so far as it gives the artist's report of things which occurred together in factuality, ..."

6. Essays, Philosophical and Psychological: In Honor of William James by William James, Columbia University (1908)
"factuality, indeed, differs from possibility not merely as present and past differ from future, but as the fixed and must-be-admitted differ from the ..."

7. Knowledge, Life and Reality: An Essay in Systematic Philosophy by George Trumbull Ladd (1918)
"And let it be noticed that this standard cannot be the truth, or factuality, of the facts themselves. That is to say, ..."

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