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matter of fact

noun
1.
something of a factual nature, as an actual occurrence.
2.
Law. a statement or allegation to be judged on the basis of the evidence.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85
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matter of fact

noun
1.
a fact that is undeniably true
2.
(law) a statement of facts the truth of which the court must determine on the basis of the evidence before it Compare matter of law
3.
(philosophy) a proposition that is amenable to empirical testing, as contrasted with the truths of logic or mathematics
4.
as a matter of fact, actually; in fact
adjective
5.
unimaginative or emotionless: he gave a matter-of-fact account of the murder
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