Definitions

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  • n. Factuality.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being actual or based on fact

Etymologies

factual +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The debates about the factualness of evolutionism/Creationism are really irrelevant.

    Blind Faith?

  • Meaningfulness and factualness are not one and the same thing.

    Russ Wellen: Justifications for Torture: You've Heard the Rest, Now Here's the Best

  • Such a transparency, real, factual, immediately entering into consciousness, of all relations is only possible where commodity economy has ceased to exist with equal reality, factualness, immediacy.

    The Transformation of the World-Robert Chasse

  • The essential functions of journalism - reporting, watching, sharing, answering, explaining - and its verities - factualness, completeness, fairness, timeliness, relevance - are eternal, but the means of performing them are multiplying magnificently.

    Jeff Jarvis: A Scenario for the Future of News

  • The essential functions of journalism – reporting, watching, sharing, answering, explaining – and its verities – factualness, completeness, fairness, timeliness, relevance – are eternal, but the means of performing them are multiplying magnificently.

    November « 2008 « BuzzMachine

  • Back in 2003, for instance, the Minneapolis Star Tribune had questioned the book's factualness.

    Easter Lemming Liberal News

  • So it would not only be the factualness of the literal words, but it could be accompanied by analysis leading to the real meaning and often intent.

    Plan of Attack

  • Then he launched into a long argument supporting factualness.

    The Women’s Room

  • Although spontaneous generation did not square well with his doctrine of causality, Aristotle preferred not to ques - tion its factualness, but rather to view it as an

    SPONTANEOUS GENERATION

  • Nobody would, I think, argue with the factualness of the "three true outcomes" - the walk, the strikeout, and the home run.

    Baseball Prospectus

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