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factual

[fak-choo-uh l] /ˈfæk tʃu əl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to facts; concerning facts:
factual accuracy.
2.
based on or restricted to facts:
a factual report.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; fact + -ual, after effectual or actual
Related forms
factually, adverb
factuality, factualness, noun
nonfactual, adjective
nonfactually, adverb
unfactual, adjective
unfactually, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for factually

factual

/ˈfæktʃʊəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characterized by facts
2.
of the nature of fact; real; actual
Derived Forms
factualism, noun
factualist, noun
factualistic, adjective
factually, adverb
factualness, factuality, noun
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Word Origin and History for factually

factual

adj.

1834, from fact on model of actual. Related: Factually.

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