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facticity Tweet Definition of facticity Like Definition of facticity on Facebook
noun
  1. literally the quality or state of being a fact
  2. Philosophy: considered one's place, body, past, position, and fundamental relationship to the Other.
  3. The collection of "facts" and/or labels which are one half of a dichotomy between transcendence (of consciousness) and a person's facticity.
fallacy Tweet Definition of fallacy Like Definition of fallacy on Facebook
noun (fallac, ies)
  1. Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception.
  2. An argument, or apparent argument, which professes to be decisive of the matter at issue, while in reality it is not.
fatalism Tweet Definition of fatalism Like Definition of fatalism on Facebook
noun
  1. fate, fatality, the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable necessity, or determined in advance in such a way that human beings cannot change them.
formal Tweet Definition of formal Like Definition of formal on Facebook
noun
  1. formalin
adjective
  1. being in accord with established forms
  2. official
  3. relating to the form or structure of something
  4. ceremonial
formalism Tweet Definition of formalism Like Definition of formalism on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, computing) One of several alternative computational paradigms for a given theory.
  2. (context, literature) An approach to interpretation and/or evaluation focused on the (usually linguistic) structure of a literary work rather than on the contexts of its origin or reception.
  3. (context, music) The tendency to elevate formal above expressive value in music, as in wikipedia:Serialism, Serial music.
freedom Tweet Definition of freedom Like Definition of freedom on Facebook
noun
  1. The state of being free, of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
Having recently been released from prison, he didn't know what to do with his newfound .
  1. The state of being free, unconstrained; the lack of a specific constraint, or of constraints in general.
Freedom of speech is a basic democratic value.
Freedom to choose one's own destiny can be frightening.
Every child has a right to from fear and from want.
free variable Tweet Definition of free variable Like Definition of free variable on Facebook
noun
  1. (complang) A variable that is not bind, bound to a storage location.
free will Tweet Definition of free will Like Definition of free will on Facebook
noun
  1. (philosophy) The ability to choose one's actions, or determine what reasons are acceptable motivation for actions.
  2. (philosophy) The doctrine that humans (and possibly other entities) are able to choose their actions without being caused to do so by external forces.

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