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The term factoid can in common usage mean either a false or spurious statement presented as a fact, as well as a true, if brief or trivial item of news or ...

Factoid | Definition of Factoid by Merriam-Webster

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1 : an invented fact believed to be true because it appears in print. 2 : a briefly stated and usually trivial fact. See factoid defined for English-language learners.

Factoid - definition of factoid by The Free Dictionary

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A piece of unverified or inaccurate information that is presented in the press as factual, often as part of a publicity effort, and that is then accepted as true ...

Down With Factoid! Up With Factlet! - The Atlantic

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Mar 29, 2012 ... It's high time that we eliminated the scourge of the factoid from our language.

factoid - definition of factoid in English from the Oxford dictionary

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1An item of unreliable information that is reported and repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact: he addresses the facts and factoids which have ...

Factoid - Grammarist

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When it was first coined, the noun factoid referred to a piece of inaccurate or unverified information presented as factual. The –oid suffix normally means ...

What's a “Factoid”? - Daily Writing Tips

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Jun 15, 2010 ... I was wondering if you could help clear up the meaning of the word factoid in everyday use? I was interrupted in a meeting after supposedly ...

50 "Facts" That That Are Really Factoids - Futurism

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Jan 17, 2015 ... There is a distinct difference between a "fact" and a "factoid." A fact is something that is irrefutably true. In science, a scientific fact is something t.

factoid (n.) - Online Etymology Dictionary

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Factoids ... that is, facts which have no existence before appearing in a magazine or newspaper, creations which are not so much lies as a product to manipulate ...

Urban Dictionary: factoid

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1)A fact that may or may not be true, but is trivial in nature. The source of the factoid has questionable authenticity. 2) A verified fact in a compact sentance.

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Factoid | Define Factoid at Dictionary.com

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Factoid definition, an insignificant or trivial fact. See more.

The Difference Between a Fact and a Factoid - Today I Found Out

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Feb 4, 2010 ...Factoid” however means something slightly different. The first definition, for which it would seem I'm incorrect in my usage, is the following: “an ...

A factoid is not a small fact. Fact | Mind your language | Media | The ...

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Jan 17, 2014 ... David Marsh: A factoid is subtly different from a trivial fact, whatever Steve Wright may claim.