in fact meaning


    Definition of in fact in English Dictionary

  • Adverb
    1. (law) Resulting from the actions of parties.
      1. IDI (modal) Actually, in truth.
        1. People think tomatoes are vegetables, but, in fact, they are fruits. ‎
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Johnson et al. conclude, then, that tapetails, bignoses and whalefishes are in fact larvae, males and females of members of the family Cetomimidae.
        • But in fact the English kings of the seventeenth century usually began to touch form the day of their accession, without waiting for any such consecration.
        • Conventional wisdom has it that heat rises, but in fact heat diffuses: hot air rises.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • In fact I wos napped on the nod, But the way I got woke wos a wunner.
        • In fact gastroesopheagal reflux (GER) has been considered as a risk factor for IPF progression due to chronic microaspirations of gastric content.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Prepositional phrases
        • Adverbs
          • Sentence adverbs
            • Modal adverbs
            • Uncomparable adverbs
            • Prepositions
              • Prepositional phrases

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. en infact
            2. en infant
            3. en intact
            4. fr intact
            5. en infect
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of in fact for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this idiom "in fact" is a phrase, more specifically, a prepositional phrase. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a sentence adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a preposition, more specifically, a prepositional phrase.
            Definiteness: Level 6
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