A fact is a thing that is known to be consistent with objective reality and can be proven to be true with evidence. For example, “this sentence contains words” is a linguistic fact, and “the sun is a star” is a cosmological fact. Further, “Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States” and “Abraham Lincoln was assassinated” are also both facts, of the historical type. All of these statements have the epistemic quality of being “ontologically superior” to opinion or interpretation — they are either categorically necessary or supported by adequate historical documentation.
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Graduate & Technician Apprentice Vacancy 2020
Brief Information of this Sarkari Job in 2020
Fertilisers And Chemicals Travancore Ltd (FACT) has announced notification for the recruitment of Graduate & Technician (Diploma) Apprentice vacancies. Those Candidates who are interested in the vacancy details & completed all eligibility criteria can read the Notification & Apply Online.
|Post Name||FACT Graduate & Technician Apprentice Online Form 2020|
Vacancy Details of this Sarkari Job in 2020
|Sr.||Post Name||No.of Posts||Qualification||Age Limit|
|1||Graduate Apprentice||24||Degree (Relevant Disciplines)||upto 25 yrs|
|2||Technician (Diploma) Apprentice||57||Diploma||upto 23 yrs|
Etymology and usage
The word “fact” derives from the Latin factum, and was first used in English with the same meaning: a thing done or performed a meaning now obsolete. The common usage of “something that has really occurred or is the case” dates from the middle of the sixteenth century.
Fact is sometimes used synonymously with truth, as distinct from opinions, falsehoods, or matters of taste. This use is found in such phrases as, “It is a fact that the cup is blue” or “Matter of fact”, and “… not history, nor fact, but imagination.” Filmmaker Werner Herzog distinguishes between the two, claiming that “Fact creates norms, and truth illumination.”
Fact also indicates a matter under discussion deemed to be true or correct, such as to emphasize a point or prove a disputed issue; (e.g., “… the fact of the matter is …”).
Alternatively, fact may also indicate an allegation or stipulation of something that may or may not be a true fact, (e.g., “the author’s facts are not trustworthy”). This alternate usage, although contested by some, has a long history in standard English.
Any non-trivial true statement about reality is necessarily an abstraction composed of a complex of objects and properties or relations. For example, the fact described by the true statement “Paris is the capital city of France” implies that there is such a place as Paris, there is such a place as France, there are such things as capital cities, as well as that France has a government, that the government of France has the power to define its capital city, and that the French government has chosen Paris to be the capital, that there is such a thing as a place or a government, and so on. The verifiable accuracy of all of these assertions, if facts themselves, may coincide to create the fact that Paris is the capital of France.