Physical Fact

Physical Fact

In the law of evidence, an event having a corporeal existence, as distinguished from a mere conception of the mind; one that is visible, audible, or tangible, such as the sound of footsteps or impressions made by human feet on the ground.

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She was astonished, not by the spiritual fact that such bruise had been administered by the one she loved most in the world, but by the sheer physical fact that an instant's pressure had inflicted so much damage.
The ultimate physical facts of their relation were something which they never considered.
It has happened to me once to be talking to a man whose fate was affected by physical facts of that kind.
The physical fact of the Blue Book itself answers the question.
The physical fact of dawn is just the glow of change from more to less, another step to entropy.
The Magnetic Infusion Technology is based on the physical fact that identicals repel: A positively charged ion in the magnetic field forcibly pushes a positively charged ion from a serum into the skin.
An abstract graph, drawn with ink on paper, fitted onto an oblong support, and roughly leaned against the wall at approximately the height of a person, the work documents brain activity during a sleep sequence of eight hours that has been condensed to the graphic representation of no more than thirty minutes: not images from a dream, that is, but the physical fact of sleep that has been compressed and intensified.
During the course of 2011, it finally dawned upon me that circulation theory, which I had been taught as a student, was not simply a mathematical model, but was physical fact.
In this context too, the impression is sometimes given that the predicted effect is a physical fact.
Family ties affected monastic space by the physical fact of their intrusion into the community and by interfering in the lives of members by recalling them from the cloister.
It is a physical fact that the taller a plant grows, the more unstable it becomes.
Is disability a physical fact or a social prejudice?