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Noun: matter of fact
  1. A disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide
    - question of fact
     
  2. A matter that is an actual fact or is demonstrable as a fact
Adjective: matter-of-fact  'ma-tu(r) uv 'fakt
  1. Not fanciful or imaginative
    "local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones";
    - prosaic
     
  2. Concerned with practical matters
    "a matter-of-fact approach to the problem";
    - pragmatic, pragmatical

Derived forms: matters of fact

See also: practical, unrhetorical

Type of: fact, head, question

Encyclopedia: Matter of fact