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fact [ fækt] n.事实;实际,实情

as a matter of fact 事实上,其实

in fact 其实,实际上

as a matter of fact 事实上;其实

as a matter of fact 其实,事实上

in fact 其实,实际上

matter of fact 实情情况,真相

as a matter of fact
其实,事实上

in fact
其实,实际上

matter of fact
实情情况,真相

fact [fækt] n. 事实,现实

解放思想、实事求是的思想路线 ideological line of emancipating the mind and seeking truth from facts

实事求是 seek truth from facts; be practical and realistic; be true to facts

实事求是
seek truth from facts;
be practical and realistic;
be true to facts

as a matter of fact 实际上

有鉴于此, 相信贵方将随复函寄来支票, 特此致谢。
With these facts before you , we feel sure that you will send us your check by return mail. Thank you.

People seem to fail to take into account the fact that education does not end with graduation.
人们似乎忽视了教育不应该随着毕业而结束这一事实。

There is no denying the fact that air pollution is an extremely serious problem: the city authorities should take strong measures to deal with it.
无可否认,空气污染是一个极其严重的问题:城市当局应该采取有力措施来解决它。

An investigation shows that female workers tend to have a favorable attitude toward retirement.
一项调查显示妇女欢迎退休。
12a. A proper part-time job does not occupy students' too much time. In fact, it is unhealthy for them to spend all of time on their study. As an old saying goes: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
一份适当的业余工作并不会占用学生太多的时间,事实上,把全部的时间都用到学习上并不健康,正如那句老话:只工作,不玩耍,聪明的孩子会变傻。

No one can deny the fact that a person's education is the most important aspect of his life.
没有人能否认:教育是人生最重要的一方面。

In fact, we have to admit the fact that the quality of life is as important as life itself.
事实上,我们必须承认生命的质量和生命本身一样重要。

A large number of people tend to live under the illusion that they had completed their education when they finished their schooling. Obviously, they seem to fail to take into account the basic fact that a person's education is a most important aspect of his life.
许多人存在这样的误解,认为离开学校就意味着结束了他们的教育。显然,他们忽视了教育是人生重要部分这一基本事实。

No one can deny the basic fact that it is impossible for average workers to master those high-technology skills easily.
没有人能否认这一基本事实:对于一般工人来讲,轻松掌握这些技术是不可能的。

But is it really the case? The information I've collected over last few years leads me to believe that artistic and cultural projects may be less useful than many governments think. In fact, basic infrastructure projects are playing extremely important role and should be given priority.
这是真的吗?这些年我收集的信息让我相信这些文化、艺术项目并没有许多政府想象的那么重要。事实上,基础设施建设非常重要,应该放在首位。

Many young people always go into raptures at the merely mention of buying fashion clothes. And they seem to be attracted by colorful material, various styles of fashion clothes. There is nothing, they maintain, that can't be compared with fashion clothes. In fact, fashion clothes had become indispensable part of youngster's life.
许多年轻人一提到时尚服装就兴高采烈。他们似乎被时尚服装那多彩的面料,各种不同的款式所吸引。 111. Many people seem to overlook the basic fact: the major function of clothing is to keep us warm and comfortable.
许多人似乎忽视了这个基本事实:衣服的基本功能是保持我们舒适和温暖。

Furthermore, people who addict to fashion clothes have to spend more time going shopping and pay more attention to the impression they make on others. As a result, it is impossible to devote enough time and energy in their study and job.
而且,沉湎于时尚服装的人们不得不花费更多时间逛商店,更加注意自己给别人的印象。因此,他们不可能有足够的时间用于学习或工作。 112a. No one can doubt the essential fact that the traffic problem over the last years has caused wide public concern all over the world. Experts in increasing numbers are beginning to believe that such situation would produce unfavorable effects on economic growth of local areas.
没有人能否认这一重要事实:最近几年交通问题在全世界受到了普遍关注。越来越多的专家开始相信这种状况将对当地的经济发展产生不利影响。

Why is woman persistently regarded as a mystery?
It is not that she has labored to conceal the organic and psychological facts of her constitution, but that men have showed no interest in exploring them.
为什么女人总是被视为神秘的事物?
原因并不是她极力隐瞒了关于自身生理与心理的事实,而是男人从来就没有对探索这些事实表现过兴趣。

prejudice — a device enabling you to form opinions without getting the facts 偏见——使你能在不了解事实的情况下形成观点的一种装置。

The man of science, like the artist, may easily have more facts than he can use. Both seek the one fact out of a million that will illuminate their idea. Both find that it is rarely to be had without research.
与艺术家一样,科学家可以轻易得到用不尽的事实。他们都在上百万的事实中寻求能说明自己想法的那一个,都发现未经调查研究而得到它几乎是不可能的。

It is a curious fact that in bad days we can very vividly recall the good time that is now no more; but that in good days we have only a very cold and imperfect memory of the bad.
一个奇怪的事实是,在失意的日子里,我们能够生动地想起不复存在的好时光;而在得意的时候,对苦难的日子只留有非常淡漠而残缺的记忆。

No theory is as good as experience. No concept is as good as facts.
理论不等于实践。概念不等于事实。

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as you please.
首先要掌握事实,然后你可以随意歪曲它们。

The computer is not intelligent at all, but very stupid indeed, and that, in fact, is one of its great values — its blind stupidity.
计算机一点都不聪明,反而实在非常愚蠢,实际上,这才是它的非凡价值之一——它的盲目的愚蠢。

I must emphasize the fact that they are only children.
我必须强调他们还只是孩子。

I was bit by bit being brought face to face with the fact that I had very little success.
渐渐地我得面对这样一个事实:我几乎没取得什么成功。

The scientist reinforced his viewpoints by giving many facts.
科学家列举出许多事实来加强他的观点。

They hope to reinforce their idea that online learning is not easier than learning in regular classrooms. In fact, many students say it requires much more time and effort.
他们希望强调他们的观点,即网上学习不比课堂学习容易。事实上,许多学生说它需要花更多的时间和力气。

You have to assimilate the facts, not just remember them.
你得消化事实,而不只是记住事实。

Please acquaint me with the facts of the case.
请给我介绍一下案件的实际情况。

Does the report give all the significant facts of the case?
这份报告提供了涉及这个案件的所有重要证据吗?

When the teacher confronted Tommy with the facts, he admitted it.
当这位教师把证据摆在汤米面前时,他坦白了。

The police enquiry into the death of Mr. Smith was not a success; they found no useful facts.
警方对于史密斯先生死因的调查并不成功, 没有发现有价值的情况。

This book contains a reservoir of facts.
这本书中包含大量的知识。

The concept he introduced was not easy for us to understand, as his thought was not followed by concrete facts.
他所介绍的概念对我们来说不容易理解,因为他没有运用具体的事例来说明他的观点。

If you consider (the fact) that she's only been studying English a year, she speaks it very well.
只要想想她才学了一年英语,你就会觉得她的英语说得很好了。

The man charged with the crime couldn't account for the fact that the money was found in his house.
被告无法解释钱是在他家里找到的这个事实。

The news writer immediately set out to obtain the important facts.
那位新闻记者立即着手去设法了解这些重要的事实。

We thought she did not like us, whereas in fact she was very shy.
我们以为她不喜欢我们,然而事实是因为她很害羞。

We are all under the illusion that the country is doing well economically, but in fact it is in serious difficulty.
我们都误以为这个国家经济状况良好, 但是实际上它正处于严重的困难之中。

He disapproves of mothers going out to work; in fact, he disapproves very strongly.
他不赞成作母亲的出外工作;事实上他极力反对这事。

The fact remains that there are some public services that cannot be entirely market-driven.
事实上,有些公共服务业是不能完全由市场驱动的。

The fact that she had become rich did not tempt her to alter her plain way of life.
她变富有了,可这并没有使她改变简朴的生活方式。

facts that are familiar to every schoolboy
每个男学生都熟悉的事实

No doubt he means to help, but in fact he just gets in the way.
很可能他原意是要帮忙,但事实上他净碍事。

As a matter of fact, he was pretending to be ill.实际上,他是在装病。

I supposed him to be very clever but he was in fact a fool.我以为他很聪明,其实他是个蠢货。

At the early attempts, the cable failed and when it was taken out for repairs it was found to be covered in living growths, a fact which defied contemporary scientific opinion that there was no life in the deeper parts of the sea.
在早期的尝试中,光缆铺设失败,不得不取出来维修。这时人们发现上面覆盖有生物,这推翻了当时科学界认为深海没有生命的理论。

They are trying to find out whether there is something about the way we teach language to children which in fact prevents children from learning sooner.
他们在尝试寻找是否我们教授孩子们语言的方法中有阻碍孩子们迅速学习语言的东西。

While a selection of necessary details is involved in both, the officer must remain neutral and clearly try to present a picture of the facts, while the artist usually begins with a preconceived message or attitude which is then transmitted through the use of carefully selected details of action described in words intended to provoke associations and emotional reactions in the reader.
尽管收集必要的信息对于两者来说都是需要的,但官员必须以中立和清晰的态度来提供事实的画面,而艺术家从已设字的信息或者态度开始,并将其过用激发读者共鸣和情绪反应的词语描写的动用细节描述出来。

While the fact of this consumer revolution is hardly in doubt, three key questions remain: who were the consumers? What were their motives? And what were the effect of the new demand for luxuries?
然而这种消费革命的情况还有疑问,三个关键的问题是:消费者是什么人?他们的动机是什么?对于奢侈品的新型需求的效果是什么?

With respect to their reasons for immigrating, Grassy does not deny their frequently noted fact that some of the immigrants of the 1630’s, most notably the organizers and clergy, advanced religious explanations for departure, but he finds that such explanations usually assumed primacy only in retrospect.
对于他们移民原因的细节,Grassy并不否认他们经常提出的事实-17世纪30年代的一些移民主要由组织家和牧师组成,提出了要离开的宗教解释,但他发现只是以回顾的方式推定的基本情况。

They do not know those parts of the doctrine which explain and justify the remainder ; the considerations which show that a fact which seemingly conflicts with another is reconcilable with it, or that, of two apparently strong reasons, one and not the other ought to be preferred.
他们不知道那解释和点明其余部分合理的学说,那些表明似乎与其它相冲突的因素是可以协调一致的,或者应该提出两个明显有力的原因中的一个而不是另一个。

Perhaps the fact that many of these first studies considered only algae of a size that could be collected in a net(net phytoplankton), a practice that overlooked the smaller phytoplankton that we now know grazers are most likely to feed on, led to a de-emphasis of the role of grazers in subsequent research.
也学是早期的许多研究只考虑了一种大小足以被浮游植物网采集的水藻,而这种做法忽略了更小的浮游植物—现在我们知道食草动物很可能以它为生。这些事实和做法导致了在后面的研究中对食草动物的忽视。

The best evidence for the layered mantle thesis is the well-established fact that volcanic rocks found on oceanic islands, islands believed to result from mantle plumes arising from the lower mantle, are composed of material fundamentally different from that of the midocean ridge system, whose source, most geologists contend, is the upper mantle.
分层地幔的最好证据就是在海岛上发现的火山岩这一明显的事实。岛屿被认为是从低层地幔升起的地柱形成的,它构成的基本成份与海中的山脊系统根本不同,许多地质学家认为它起源于上层地幔。

There is no disputing, says the proverb, about taste—though, in fact, human beings spend at least half their leisure doing nothing else—and if highbrowism and lowbrowism were exclusively ( as it is certain that they are in great part) matters of individual taste, there would be no more to say about them than what I have said in the preceding lines.
谚语中说对于口味来说,是没有争议的——尽管在事实上,人类一—至少在一半的休闲时间里什么也不做——并且如果阳春白雪和下里巴人对于个人口味的问题是排外(这一点在很大程度上是肯定的),那么对于他们来说,除了我在前面讲的,就没什么说的了。

Although we apparently have a need for REM sleep, judging from the fact that our bodies automatically compensate for a loss of it, what REM sleep actually does for us is not clear.
从我们的身体能够自动地对损失作出补偿这个事来看,尽管我们明显地需要REM Crapid eye movement睡眠,但REM睡眠对我们的身体有什么作用还不清楚。

But for many, the fact that poor people are able to support themselves almost as well without government aid as they did with it is in itself a huge victory.
但是对许多人来说,穷人们在没有政府的援助下自己养活自己本身就是一个巨大的胜利。

Just give us the bare facts of the case.
你只要向我们提供案件最低限度的事实真相就行。

It is a fact that I have written this sentence.
我写了这个句子是事实。

He doesn't mind. In fact, he is even pleased.
他不介意,事实上,他甚至很高兴。

The teacher has been trying to hammer in the facts.
教师一直设法把这些事实灌输给学生。
64. It was written by hand.
这是手写的。

说实话……
As a matter of fact, ...
Who won the golf tournament? (那场高尔夫球比赛谁赢了?)
Well, as a matter of fact, I did. (其实,是我赢了。)
Actually, ...
To be honest, ...
To be frank, ...
Frankly speaking, ...
Truthfully, ... (老实说……)
In all actuality, ... (实际上,……) *正式的说法。

让我们面对现实。
Let's face it. *用在表示“面对不能令人满意的事实”时。
Do you think I'm smart? (你觉得我聪明吗?)
Let's face it, you're no Einstein. (你得面对现实,你不是爱因斯坦。)
Let's face facts. (让我们面对现实。)
Let's be realistic.

As a matter of fact, we would like to discuss internally regarding item B.
事实上,我们希望可以先内部讨论B项议题。

Fact is stranger than fiction.
大千世界,无奇不有。

Facts are stubborn things.
事实是不容改变的东西。

In view of these facts...
鉴于这些事实...

It'll be easier for us to get down to facts then.
这样就容易进行实质性的谈判了。

As a matter of fact, we would like to discuss internally regarding item B.
事实上,我们希望可以先内部讨论B项议题。

A Do you know a good shop for watches? I’d like to but a new watch.
A 你知道卖表的商店吗?我想买只新表。
B Yes. In fact, there’s one very near your hotel.
B 是的,知道。事实上,在你所住的旅馆附近就有一家。
A Is there? That would be really convenient. Where exactly?
A 有吗?那可太方便了。具体在哪里?
B In the shopping mall opposite the hotel. Straight across the road.
B 在旅馆对面的购物中心里。穿过马路就是。
A Do you know which floor?
A 你知道在几楼吗?
B It’s on the second or third floor. I can’t remember exactly, but you’ll find it easily.
B 在二楼或者三楼。我记不太清楚了,但是你很容易就能找到。

The world can be changed by man's endeavor, and that this endeavor can lead to something new and better. No man can sever the bonds that unite him to his society simply by averting his eyes. He must ever be receptive and sensitive to the new; and have sufficient courage and skill to face novel facts and to deal with them.
Franklin Roosevelt, American president
人经过努力改变世界,这种努力可以使人类达到新的、更美好的境界。没有人仅凭闭目、不看社会现实就能割断自己与社会的联系。他必须敏感,随时准备接受新鲜事物;他必须有勇气与能力去面对新的事实,解决新问题。
美国总统罗斯福,F.

Imagination is not to be divorced from the facts: it is a way of illu-minating the facts.
Alfred North Whitehead, British phillsopher and mathematician
想象不是空穴来风,不能脱离实际情况的一种方式。
英国哲学家、数学家怀特海. A. N.

It is a curious fact that in bad days we can very vividly recall the good time that is now no more; but that in good days we have only a very cold and imperfect memory of the bad.
Arthur Schopenharer, German philosopher
奇怪得很,人们在倒楣的时候,总会清晰地回忆已经逝去快乐时光,但是在得意的时候,对恶运时光只保有一种淡漠而不完全的记忆。
德国哲学家叔本华.A.

The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American thinker
学者的工作就是通过向大众提示存在于现象中的事实来鼓舞大众、教育大众、引导大众。
美国思想家爱默生.R.W.

Scientific and historical facts are occasionally altered or ignored for a purpose.
Howards Mel . American historian  
科学与历史的事实有时因某种意图而被篡改或忽视。
美国历史学家梅尔H  

Experience is not interesting till it begins to repeat itself, in fact, till it does that ,it hardly is experience.
Elizabeth Bowen, British novelist  
经验直到自我重复时才变得有意义,事实上,直到那时才算得上经验。
英国小说家鲍恩E.

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life, Witness the fact that in the Lord's prayer the first petition is for daily bread, No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stoach.
Woodrow Wilson. American President
生活包括精神生活的基础。不容置疑的事实是,在主祷文中向上帝祈求的第一件事是让我们天天有面包。没有人能饿着肚子敬奉上帝或热爱他的邻居。
美国总统威尔逊W.

as a matter of fact 事实上,其实

@@@ 其实
as a matter of fact 事实上, 其实
as it is 实际上; 其实是
for that matter 其实(用以指出所说的两件事中, 后说的与先说的性质一样)
in effect 事实上, 实际上
in fact 其实, 实际上
in reality 实际上, 事实上

@@@ 正
face the fact 正视事实
face up to 正视, 勇敢地面对(不愉快或难以接受的事情)
go straight 成为一个正派的人; 走正道
on the dot 准时; 正点
on the right track 在正确的轨道上, 路子对了
without further ado 言归正传, 闲话少说

As a matter of fact
事实上

It isn't always best to be in a rush. for while it is true that the early bird gets the worm, it's also a fact That the second mouse gets the cheese.
不用总赶急,早起的鸟有虫吃不假,第二支老鼠吃到奶酪也真。

"Your school report is right on the beam: you followed directions exactly and got all the facts down in the right order."
“你的报告写的很对,你准确地按照要求写了,而且每个事实也都按照正确的次序写了进去。”

in fact 其实,实际上

Compensation trade is, in fact, a kind of loan.
补偿贸易实际上是一种信贷。

编席 matter-of-fact

摆事实讲道理 [bǎi shì shí jiǎng dào lǐ] /present the facts and reason things out/

归纳 [guī nà] /(v) conclude from a number of facts/sum up/induce/conclude/

其实 [qí shí] /actually/that is not the case/in fact/really/

实际上 [shí jì shàng] /in fact/in reality/as a matter of fact/in practice/

史实 [shǐ shí] /historical fact(s)/

事实 [shì shí] /(the) fact (that)/

真相 [zhēn xiàng] /(n) the truth about sth; the actual facts/

Yet the fact remains that the merger movement must be watched.
但是合并运动必须受到严密监视这个事实仍然存在。

What kept them in place?
是什么使它们处于现在的位置呢?
Why didn't they fall out of the sky?
它们为什么不落到天空之外呢?
The fact that the apple fell down toward the earth and not up into the tree answered the question he had been asking himself about those larger fruits of the heavens, the moon and the planets.
苹果向下落到地面不是向上飞到树上,这一事实回答了他长期以来一直对天空中更大果实——月球和行星所存有的疑问。

It is also less than most forecasters had predicted.
这也低于许多预测者预测的数字。
In late 1994 the panel of economists which The Economist polls each month said that America's inflation rate would average 3.5% in 1995.
1994年底,每月接受《经济学家》意见调查的一组经济学家指出,美国在1995年的平均通货膨胀率将达到3.5%。
In fact, it fell to 2.6% in August, and is expected to average only about 3% for the year as a whole. In Britain and Japan inflation is running half a percentage point below the rate predicted at the end of last year.
实际上,8月份就降到了2.6%。而且有望达到全年平均仅为3%。去年年底,英国和日本的通货膨胀率实际上比预测的要低半个百分点。
This is no flash in the pan; over the past couple of years, inflation has been consistently lower than expected in Britain and America.
这不是昙花一现。在过去几年里,英国和美国的通货膨胀率始终低于预测水平。

And perhaps most important of all, advertising provides a guarantee of reasonable value in the products and services you buy.
也许最重要的是,广告为你购买的商品或服务提高了合理的价值方面的保证。
Apart from the fact that twenty-seven Acts of Parliament govern the terms of advertising, no regular advertiser dare promote a product that fails to live up to the promise of his advertisements.
除了国会制定的二十七项法案对广告词加以约束之外,没有哪个专职广告商胆敢推销与广告承诺不符的产品。

{adj: a posteriori} involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principals or from effects to causes
"a posteriori demonstration"
<-> a priori

{adj: a priori} involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact
"an a priori judgment"
<-> a posteriori

{adj: accepted, undisputed, unchallenged, unquestioned} generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute
"the accepted interpretation of the poem"
"an accepted theory"
"the undisputed fact"

{adj: accomplished, effected, established} settled securely and unconditionally
"that smoking causes health problems is an accomplished fact"

{adj: accurate, exact, precise} (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct
"a precise image"
"a precise measurement"

{adj: accurate} conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
"an accurate reproduction"
"the accounting was accurate"
"accurate measurements"
"an accurate scale"
<-> inaccurate

{adj: acquainted, acquainted with, familiar with} having fair knowledge of
"they were acquainted"
"fully acquainted with the facts"

{adj: actual, existent} presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
"the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"
"actual and imagined conditions"
<-> potential

{adj: actual, factual} existing in act or fact
"rocks and trees...the actual world"
"actual heroism"
"the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"

{adj: ad hominem} appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason)
"ad hominem arguments"

{adj: analytic, analytical} of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
"`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"
<-> synthetic

{adj: ascertainable, discoverable} capable of being ascertained or found out
"ascertainable facts"

{adj: authentic, reliable} conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
"an authentic account by an eyewitness"
"reliable information"

{adj: bare, mere, simple} apart from anything else; without additions or modifications
"only the bare facts"
"shocked by the mere idea"
"the simple passage of time was enough"
"the simple truth"

{adj: baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted, wild} without a basis in reason or fact
"baseless gossip"
"the allegations proved groundless"
"idle fears"
"unfounded suspicions"
"unwarranted jealousy"

{adj: basic} pertaining to or constituting a base or basis
"a basic fact"
"the basic ingredients"
"basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"
<-> incidental

{adj: blunt, crude, stark} devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
"the blunt truth"
"the crude facts"
"facing the stark reality of the deadline"

{adj: bruising} brutally forceful and compelling
"protected from the bruising facts of battle"

{adj: bruising} causing mental or emotional injury
"a bruising experience"
"protected from the bruising facts of battle"- John Mason Brown

{adj: certifiable} capable of being guaranteed or certified
"a certifiable fact"

{adj: clear, unmortgaged} (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
"I have clear title to this property"

{adj: close, faithful} marked by fidelity to an original
"a close translation"
"a faithful copy of the portrait"
"a faithful rendering of the observed facts"

{adj: consistent} (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable
"testimony consistent with the known facts"
"I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"- FDR
<-> inconsistent

{adj: contrary} very opposed in nature or character or purpose
"acts contrary to our code of ethics"
"the facts point to a contrary conclusion"

{adj: correct, right} free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
"the correct answer"
"the correct version"
"the right answer"
"took the right road"
"the right decision"
<-> incorrect, wrong

{adj: counterfactual, contrary to fact} going counter to the facts (usually as a hypothesis)

{adj: de facto, actual, factual} existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not
"de facto segregation is as real as segregation imposed by law"
"a de facto state of war"
<-> de jure

{adj: declared, stated} declared as fact; explicitly stated

{adj: delusive, false} inappropriate to reality or facts
"delusive faith in a wonder drug"
"delusive expectations"
"false hopes"

{adj: denotative, explicit} in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

{adj: discrepant, incompatible} not compatible with other facts

{adj: dispassionate, cold-eyed} unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
"a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact"

{adj: distorted, misrepresented, perverted, twisted} having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented
"many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality"
"a perverted translation of the poem"

{adj: dry} having no adornment or coloration
"dry facts"
"rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"

{adj: effective} existing in fact; not theoretical; real
"a decline in the effective demand"
"confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"

{adj: enormous, tremendous} extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree
"an enormous boulder"
"enormous expenses"
"tremendous sweeping plains"
"a tremendous fact in human experience; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman
"a plane took off with a tremendous noise"

{adj: established} shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt
"the established facts in the case"

{adj: evidentiary} pertaining to or constituting evidence
"evidentiary technique"
"an evidentiary fact"

{adj: exact} marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
"an exact mind"
"an exact copy"
"hit the exact center of the target"
<-> inexact

{adj: extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal} not pertinent to the matter under consideration
"an issue extraneous to the debate"
"the price was immaterial"
"mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"

{adj: fact-finding, investigative, investigatory} designed to find information or ascertain facts
"a fact-finding committee"
"investigative reporting"

{adj: factual} characterized by fact
"the factual aspects of the case"

{adj: factual} of or relating to or characterized by facts
"factual considerations"

{adj: false} not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
"gave false testimony under oath"
"false tales of bravery"
<-> true

{adj: fanciful, imaginary, imagined, notional} not based on fact; dubious
"the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
"a small child's imaginary friends"
"her imagined fame"
"to create a notional world for oneself"

{adj: fascinated} intensely interested in or attracted by
"I'm very interested in birds; in fact I'm fascinated by them"

{adj: fundamental, rudimentary, underlying} being or involving basic facts or principles
"the fundamental laws of the universe"
"a fundamental incomatibility between them"
"these rudimentary truths"
"underlying principles"

{adj: harsh, abrasive} sharply disagreeable; rigorous
"the harsh facts of court delays"
"an abrasive character"

{adj: immaterial} of no importance or relevance especially to a law case
"an objection that is immaterial after the fact"
<-> material

{adj: impressionistic} of or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning
"a surprisingly impressionistic review bearing marks of hasty composition"
"she had impressionistic memories of her childhood"

{adj: incorrect, wrong} not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
"an incorrect calculation"
"the report in the paper is wrong"
"your information is wrong"
"the clock showed the wrong time"
"found themselves on the wrong road"
"based on the wrong assumptions"
<-> correct, right

{adj: inductive} of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion
"inductive reasoning"
<-> deductive

{adj: loath, loth, reluctant} unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
"a reluctant smile"
"loath to admit a mistake"
"unwilling to face facts"

{adj: man-to-man} forthright and honest
"had a man-to-man talk about the facts of life"

{adj: material} directly relevant to a matter especially a law case
"his support made a material difference"
"evidence material to the issue at hand"
"facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"
"a material witness"
<-> immaterial

{adj: matter-of-fact, pragmatic, pragmatical} concerned with practical matters
"a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"
"a matter-of-fact account of the trip"

{adj: matter-of-fact, prosaic} not fanciful or imaginative
"local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"
"a prosaic and unimaginative essay"

{adj: mealymouthed, mealy-mouthed} hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy
"a mealymouthed politician"

{adj: molecular} relating to simple or elementary organization
"proceed by more and more detailed analysis to the molecular facts of perception"--G.A. Miller
<-> molar

{adj: nonrestrictive} not limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase
"the nonrestrictive clause in `I always buy his books, which have influenced me greatly,' refers to his books generally and adds an additional fact about them"

{adj: noteworthy, remarkable} worthy of notice
"a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain"
"a remarkable achievement"

{adj: notional, speculative} not based on fact or investigation
"a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"
"speculative knowledge"

{adj: outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking} having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
"an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"
"a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"
"salient traits"
"a spectacular rise in prices"
"a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"
"a striking resemblance between parent and child"

{adj: plain} not elaborate or elaborated; simple
"plain food"
"stuck to the plain facts"
"a plain blue suit"
"a plain rectangular brick building"
<-> fancy

{adj: pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological} repetition of same sense in different words
"`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions"
"the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological"
"at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

{adj: real, existent} being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
"real objects"
"real people; not ghosts"
"a film based on real life"
"a real illness"
"real humility"
"Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
<-> unreal

{adj: real, tangible} capable of being treated as fact
"tangible evidence"
"his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"

{adj: receptive} open to arguments, ideas, or change
"receptive to reason and the logic of facts"

{adj: singular} being a single and separate person or thing
"can the singular person be understood apart from his culture?"
"every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind"-William James

{adj: solid} of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial
" work of solid scholarship"


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