[fak-choo-uh l] /ˈfæk tʃu əl/
of or relating to facts; concerning facts:
based on or restricted to facts:
a factual report.
of, relating to, or characterized by facts
of the nature of fact; real; actual
1834, from fact on model of actual. Related: Factually.
[fak-choo-uh-liz-uh m] /ˈfæk tʃu əˌlɪz əm/ noun 1. emphasis on, devotion to, or extensive reliance upon facts: the factualism of scientific experiment.
[feyl-sawft, -soft] /ˈfeɪlˌsɔft, -ˌsɒft/ adjective 1. pertaining to or noting facilities built into a system, as in an automobile or a computer, for continuing operations on an interim basis and probably with reduced efficiency, if parts of the system fail.
[feyl-seyf] /ˈfeɪlˌseɪf/ adjective 1. Electronics. pertaining to or noting a mechanism built into a system, as in an early warning system or a nuclear reactor, for insuring safety should the system fail to operate properly. 2. equipped with a secondary system that insures continued operation even if the primary system fails. 3. (sometimes initial capital […]
[feyl-yer] /ˈfeɪl yər/ noun 1. an act or instance of or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. The campaign was a failure. 2. nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: a failure to do what one has promised; a failure to appear. 3. a subnormal quantity or quality; an insufficiency: the […]