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mat'ter of fact'

1. something of a factual nature, as an actual occurrence.
2. Law.a statement or allegation to be judged on the basis of the evidence.


Pronunciation: (mat'ur-uv-fakt'), [key]
1. adhering strictly to fact; not imaginative; prosaic; dry; commonplace: a matter-of-fact account of the political rally.
2. direct or unemotional; straightforward; down-to-earth.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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