matter of fact: Meaning and Definition of

mat'ter of fact'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. something of a factual nature, as an actual occurrence.
  2. a statement or allegation to be judged on the basis of the evidence.


Pronunciation: (mat'ur-uv-fakt'), [key]
— adj.
  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.
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