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Definition of "fact-finding" []

  • Discovery or determination of facts or accurate information. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or used in the discovery or determination of facts: a fact-finding committee; a fact-finding tour. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fact-finding" in a sentence
  • "Three Republican congressmen have toured Alberta's oilsands as part of what is being called a fact-finding mission."
  • "The highly anticipated event has been described as a fact-finding session that will focus on understanding how the bird flu studies done at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands and at the University of Wisconsin were performed and overseen by the relevant authorities."
  • "They were on a graveled state road, somewhere south of Julesburg, feeling their way along on one of Tammen’s so-called fact-finding missions."
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