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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item;

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  • A prime example is this factoid from the Waxman article.
  • The other factoid is that “trebuchet” comes from the French term meaning to overthrow.
  • And the neologism factoid describes a bit of data which, while seemingly resembles a fact, but ... not so much.
  • An interesting factoid is that the extra 10% tax on new cars was started sometime in the mid 1980s as a temporary tax. for more
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