Fact vs Authenticity - What's the difference?

fact | authenticity |

As an initialism fact

is federation against copyright theft.

As a noun authenticity is

the quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • (archaic) Action; the realm of action.
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  • A wrongful or criminal deed.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) , III.ix:
  • She was empassiond at that piteous act, / With zelous enuy of Greekes cruell fact , / Against that nation [...].
  • (obsolete) Feat.
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  • An honest observation.
  • Something actual as opposed to invented.
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  • Something which has become real.
  • Something concrete used as a basis for further interpretation.
  • An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of people.
  • Information about a particular subject, especially actual conditions and/or circumstances.
  • Antonyms

    * (Something actual) fiction

    Derived terms

    * factual * factoid * accessory after the fact * accessory before the fact * after the fact * as a matter of fact * attorney-in-fact * contrary to fact * fact-finding * fact-finder * fact of life * fact or fiction * fact sheet * finding of fact * in fact * in point of fact * * question of fact

    See also

    * value * opinion * belief


    (en interjection)
  • Used before making a statement to introduce it as a trustworthy one.
  • Statistics





  • The quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.
  • I hereby certify the authenticity of this copy.
  • Truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, and intentions.
  • The authenticity of this painting is questionable.
  • (obsolete) The quality of being authentic (of established authority).
  • Synonyms

    * (quality of being genuine) genuineness


    * (quality of not being genuine) phoniness; forgery; fakeness; bogosity