Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Discovery or determination of facts or accurate information, especially by a neutral party in an effort to settle a dispute or controversy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective designed to find information or ascertain facts.

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  • noun The determination of factual information
  • adjective Designed to determine factual information; investigative

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

  • adjective designed to find information or ascertain facts

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Examples

  • The highly anticipated event has been described as a fact-finding session that will focus on understanding how the bird flu studies done at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands and at the University of Wisconsin were performed and overseen by the relevant authorities.

    News

  • Three Republican congressmen have toured Alberta's oilsands as part of what is being called a fact-finding mission.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • They were on a graveled state road, somewhere south of Julesburg, feeling their way along on one of Tammen’s so-called fact-finding missions.

    Denver

  • The chair of the Commission of Inquiry, Cherif Bassiouni, does not mince his words as he presents the conclusions of the fact-finding mission to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

    UN Accuses Libyan Forces of War Crimes

  • The chair of the Commission of Inquiry, Cherif Bassiouni, does not mince his words as he presents the conclusions of the fact-finding mission to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

    UN Accuses Libyan Forces of War Crimes

  • Tuesday's report, by a state-appointed fact-finding mission, said 846 protesters were killed in the violence - a death toll more than twice that of previous official estimates.

    Report: Mubarak Complicit in Protest Deaths, Excessive Force Used

  • Tuesday's report, by a state-appointed fact-finding mission, said 846 protesters were killed in the violence - a death toll more than twice that of previous official estimates.

    Report: Mubarak Complicit in Protest Deaths, Excessive Force Used

  • The chair of the Commission of Inquiry, Cherif Bassiouni, does not mince his words as he presents the conclusions of the fact-finding mission to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

    UN Accuses Libyan Forces of War Crimes

  • … Tuesday as an epic fact-finding probe ruled that their loved ones were innocent and the soldiers entirely to blame for the 1972 slaughter.

    British Apologize for Bloody Sunday «

  • The chair of the Commission of Inquiry, Cherif Bassiouni, does not mince his words as he presents the conclusions of the fact-finding mission to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

    UN Accuses Libyan Forces of War Crimes

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