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something resembling a fact

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

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com) International Business Times: While the zoo calls their facts, "factoids," a factoid is a misconception that's repeated so often that it'(https://en.
Because of spectacular derating during the Heisei Malaise, the Japanese stock market is now trading at a multiple of some 17x, which is the lowest since 1975, and lower than the US market, a factoid that would be unthinkable in the mid-80s.
To paraphrase, a factoid is an assumption that is repeated and reported so often it becomes accepted as a truth.
Thus Artforum's Joey Ramone factoid was pure urban myth.
Each package features an extreme sport athlete in action -- from surfing and skate-boarding to snowboarding, BMX racing and more, as well as an educational factoid about the sport.
By the close of James Edward Smethurst's learned, important study The New Red Negro, Calverton's novel fusion of Old Left and black vernacular categories looks both less surprising and more significant than it does in the form of this plain factoid.
But I somehow failed to excavate the important factoid that Rothschild & Sons, a new, one-act adaptation of The Rothschilds, Harnick's 1970 musical about the famed Jewish banking family, will premiere Off-Broadway at the York Theater in October.
FIFTY THOUSAND of the cells in your body will die and be replaced with new cells while you read this factoid.
Battered women's advocates have promoted the wholly fictional factoid that a woman who kills her mate is sentenced to an average of 15 to 20 years in prison, while a man gets two to six years.
When you're looking for a specific dance factoid, though, general-purpose sites may not have the answer.
Notwithstanding Norman Mailer's clever coinage of the word, factoid has begun to mean, as you saw it in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, a teensy-weensy fact.
The Monday and Wednesday editions of HealthExecMobile will feature a brief health business factoid.
Recently I came across a factoid from an environmental group stating that reducing one's speed from 75 to 55 mph would reduce one's gas consumption a breathtaking 30 percent.
The most ballyhooed factoid in the widely covered report, available online at www.
As you might guess from the title, Tom O'Neil's almanac-like Movie Awards: The Ultimate, Unofficial Guide to the Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics, Guild & Indie Honors (Variety/Perigee) covers a broad field, providing tons of details behind all the sundry movie awards--plus annual lists of every last factoid imaginable.