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  • According to a user from Ghana, the name Fact is of African origin and means "Humble".
  • According to a user from India, the name Fact is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Gift of god".
  • A submission from Cameroon says the name Fact means "Truth" and is of African origin.
  • A submission from India says the name Fact means "Abinash" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fact
  1. A doing, making, or preparing.(Obs)"A project for the fact and vending Of a new kind of fucus, paint for ladies." [B. Jonson.]
  2. An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance."What might instigate him to this devilish fact, I am not able to conjecture." [Evelyn.]"He who most excels in fact of arms." [Milton.]
  3. Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.
  4. The assertion or statement of a thing done or existing; sometimes, even when false, improperly put, by a transfer of meaning, for the thing done, or supposed to be done; a thing supposed or asserted to be done; as, history abounds with false facts ."I do not grant the fact." [De Foe.]"This reasoning is founded upon a fact which is not true." [Roger Long.]
    synonyms: Act; deed; performance; event; incident; occurrence; circumstance.

Note: ☞ The term fact has in jurisprudence peculiar uses in contrast with law; as, attorney at law, and attorney in fact; issue in law, and issue in fact. There is also a grand distinction between law and fact with reference to the province of the judge and that of the jury, the latter generally determining the fact, the former the law.

Etymology: L. factum, fr. facere to make or do. Cf. Feat Affair Benefit Defect Fashion, and -fy

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  1. A piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred ("first you must collect all the facts of the case")
  2. A concept whose truth can be proved ("scientific hypotheses are not facts")
  3. A statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened ("he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts")
  4. An event known to have happened or something known to have existed ("your fears have no basis in fact" and "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell")

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Past life for Fact born Sep 4, 1980

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).