Definition of Factoid

1. Noun. Something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print.

Generic synonyms: Info, Information

2. Noun. A brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item.
Generic synonyms: News Item

Definition of Factoid

1. Noun. An inaccurate statement or statistic believed to be true because of broad repetition, especially if cited in the media. ¹

2. Noun. An interesting item of trivia. ¹

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Definition of Factoid

1. a brief news item [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Factoid

factitial dermatitis
factitious disorder
factitious disorders
factitious purpura
factitious urticaria
factoid (current term)
factor 3
factor A
factor B
factor D
factor E
factor Gm
factor H
factor III

Literary usage of Factoid

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1. The Parenting Deficit by Amitai Etzioni (1993)
"Thus it is a factoid that if a lemming jumps off a cliff, all the others in tow will ... It is a factoid that Inuits have a large number of terms for snow ..."

2. Theory of Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1890)
"It is interesting to see how these conditions arise when a set of integrating factoid (§ 24) is introduced; the process leads, in this special case, ..."

3. Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society by London Mathematical Society (1896)
"... and j4 being taken as the real thirteenth root, the various imaginary roots being obtained by appropriate factoid of powers of e1"'" (Proc. Land. Math. ..."

4. Selections Illustrating Economic History Since the Seven Years' War by Benjamin Rand (1892)
"... factoid «f «muring themselves with complaints, took unit* M«p*Ju*l their new masters, and by their own valor and ..."

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