Synonyms for FACTfækt
a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
an event known to have happened or something known to have existed
a concept whose truth can be proved
fact(noun)Action; the realm of action.
fact(noun)A wrongful or criminal deed.
fact(noun)An honest observation.
fact(noun)Something actual as opposed to invented.
fact(noun)Something which has become real.
fact(noun)Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.
fact(noun)An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of people.
fact(noun)Information about a particular subject.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
A circumstance (Latin circum, around, and sto, stand), is something existing or occurring in connection with or relation to some other fact or event, modifying or throwing light upon the principal matter without affecting its essential character; an accompaniment is something that unites with the principal matter, tho not necessary to it; as, the piano accompaniment to a song; a concomitant goes with a thing in natural connection, but in a subordinate capacity, or perhaps in contrast; as, cheerfulness is a concomitant of virtue. A circumstance is not strictly, nor usually, an occasion, condition, effect, or result. (See these words under CAUSE.) Nor is the circumstance properly an incident. (See under ACCIDENT.) We say, "My decision will depend upon circumstances" — not "upon incidents." That a man wore a blue necktie would not probably be the cause, occasion, condition, or concomitant of his committing murder; but it might be a very important circumstance in identifying him as the murderer. All the circumstances make up the situation. A certain disease is the cause of a man's death; his suffering is an incident; that he is in his own home, that he has good medical attendance, careful nursing, etc., are consolatory circumstances. With the same idea of subordination, we often say, "This is not a circumstance to that." So a person is said to be in easy circumstances. Compare EVENT.
"Mere situation is expressed by 'in the circumstances'; action affected is performed 'under the circumstances.'" [
Murray's"New English Dictionary"]
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