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noun [countable]     factoid pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a piece of information that becomes accepted as true because it is repeated very often
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a brief or trivial item of news or information

    Here are two little-known factoids that may interest you.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 22/04/2016
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    something that is not true but that many people believe to be true

    Real science is about making connections between cause and effect, not spouting factoids.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 22/04/2016


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