Definitions for "Fact"
Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.
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.
an information asserted to be true, e.g. something proven to exist, an event that has happened, or a statement true on the basis of reasoning; in that sense, fact is not merely a datum (or data) because it involves the criteria of truth. datum, data information game : chess acronym
A reliable piece of information that can be verified through independent sources or procedures. A fact differs from an opinion. See opinion.
Phenomenon that has an actual, objective existence, regardless of whether it was observed or not.
When our observations are confirmed and found to be repeatable, they become facts. The repeatability of an observation means there is little doubt about it, though it cannot be accepted with absolute certainty. For example, everyone can observe that a student in the classroom is smiling. Therefore, this is a fact.
In PeopleSoft applications, facts are numeric data values from fields from a source database as well as an analytic application. A fact can be anything you want to measure your business by, for example, revenue, actual, budget data, or sales numbers. A fact is stored on a fact table.
Data, usually numeric and additive, that can be examined and analyzed. Examples include sales, cost, and profit. Fact and measure are synonymous; fact is more commonly used with relational environments, measure is more commonly used with multidimensional environments. See Also: derived fact (or measure)
A measurement regarding an organization, typically numeric and additive, that is stored in a fact table.
an intelligible association of symbols that has meaning, definition and mental structure
The cosmos in course of being known through naming by organisms, themselves among its phase s. It is knowings-knowns, durationally and extensionally spread; not what is known to and named by any one organism in any passing moment, nor to any one organism in its lifetime. Fact is under way among organisms advancing in a cosmos, itself under advance as known. The word "fact," etymologically from factum, something done, with its temporal implications, is much better fitted for the broad use here suggested than for either of its extreme and less common, though more pretentious applications: on the one hand for an independent "real"; on the other for a "mentally" endorsed report. Whether the word may properly apply to the cosmic presentation of inferior non-communicating animals, or to that of a superior realm of non-naming symbols, is for others to develop at other times and places. See Chapter II, Section IV.
Keywords:  clause, prolog, logic, subtype, true
(n.) in the context of logic programming, a fact is a Horn clause with a head but no body.
a kind of (or a subtype of) clause
a Prolog clause without a clause body
Foster Agencies Coming Together is an organization of FFAs serving the area. They come together to work for change in policies affecting FFAs.
Federation of Automated Coding Technologies. Because of the large number of groups that have been independently developing bar code standards, FACT was formed to foster interindustry communications and coordination. An "association of associations," FACT maintains a database of specifications and data identifiers.
Keywords:  hindsight, rumor
a rumor with hindsight
a proposition of which the verification by an appeal to the primary sources of our
a state of the world, something that we grasp, identify and express in propositional form, tying together concepts
Keywords:  disprovable
is disprovable
a noncontroversial piece of data that is established empirically, by the senses ("I am wearing blue jeans") or by agreement of a community of experts ("There is no atmosphere on Pluto")
Federation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapies
Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy. Organization that accredites stem-cell programs on the basis of a strict set of criteria.
Keywords:  arial, href, serif, theft, copyright
Face arial sans-serif a href http www fact-org org Federation of American Consumers and Travelers
Federation Against Copyright Theft more...
Keywords:  knoweldge, unit
a unit of knoweldge
created to handle asbestos-related personal injury claims against Fibreboard Corporation under the Ahearn Settlement
a nonlinguistic complex that consists in an entity or entities exemplifying properties
a relationship held between two or more entities
Keywords:  theorem, won't, prove
a theorem we won't prove yet
Keywords:  foregoing, feasible, finish, free
feasible finish foregoing free
An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.
a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"
A row in a fact table in a data warehouse. A fact contains values that define a data event such as a sales transaction.
a ValueVector where the entries are the slot data in declaration order
Keywords:  negation, atom, empty, symbol, letter
an atom or its negation, represented by a letter (with or without a negation symbol) and having a value between l and u (e
a rule whose body is empty and whose head is a ground atom
a relationship between two objects or ideas in the world
a world-state, nothing more, nothing less
Knowledge or information based on real-world occurrences.
An element of a situation to which all people will stipulate
a description about some aspect of a situation
Keywords:  false, unlikely, highly
Highly unlikely to be false.
an associating of two or more terms. It expresses a potential for association ("can be" or "may be") rather than expressing a "must be" association. See Chapter 4
a single input vector and its associated output vector
Federation of Automated Coding Technology -- A bureau of AIM consisting of organizations that use and promote automatic identification among their members.
(1) Any of the simple number sentences that are the basis of all computation. The basic addition facts are 0 + 0 = 0 through 10 + 10 = 20; the basic subtraction facts are 0 - 0 = 0 through 20 - 10 = 10; the basic multiplication facts are 0 x 0 = 0 through 10 x 10 = 100; the basic division facts are 0 ÷ 1 = 0 through 100 ÷ 10 = 10. Turn-around facts are pairs of related facts such as 3 x 5 = 15 and 5 x 3 = 15.
temporarily in 1 culture accepted interpretation of sense experience. What is 'fact' in culture-1 might be 'non-existent' in culture-2.
Family and Child Together (Family-Based Mental Health Program)
An acronym for "Families, Agencies, Communities Together". A committee in the local community that looks at issues surrounding the family.
Keywords:  bundle, simple, bit, information
a bundle of information
a simple bit of knowledge or information
an issue which, in order to be relevant in this connection, has to indicate either a strength or a weakness
Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act
Fact is a term used to represent a measure of business performance, often referred to as a Key Performance Indicator or Metric.
Keywords:  abstracted, element
an abstracted element
Keywords:  followed, term, point, period
a term followed by a period (
a term or a CG followed by a point
Keywords:  preparing, doing, making
A doing, making, or preparing.
Keywords:  followed, head, period
a head followed by a period
Keywords:  quality, real
The quality of being real.