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fac•tive



Pronunciation: (fak'tiv), [key] Ling.

adj.
(of a verb, adjective, or noun phrase) presupposing the truth of an embedded sentence that serves as complement, as realize in I didn't realize that he had left, which presupposes that it is true that he had left.

n.
a factive expression.

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factitivefact of life

 

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