from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of the nature of fact; real.
  • adj. Of or containing facts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or characterised by or consisting of facts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to facts.
  • adj. containing only facts (as contrasted with opinions or speculations).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of fact; consisting of or attentive to facts; real; genuine; scrupulously exact.

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

  • adj. existing in act or fact
  • adj. of or relating to or characterized by facts


From fact and -al (improperly formed, after analogy of actual). (Wiktionary)



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