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FACTOID

 Dictionary entry overview: What does factoid mean? 

FACTOID (noun)
  The noun FACTOID has 2 senses:

1. something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print
2. a brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item

  Familiarity information: FACTOID used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FACTOID (noun)


Sense 1factoid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("factoid" is a kind of...):

info; information (a message received and understood)


Sense 2factoid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("factoid" is a kind of...):

news item (an item in a newspaper)


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