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truth

noun  /truθ/ us  

truth noun (FACT)

[U] the actual fact or facts about a matter: Tell the truth, now, how did the chair get broken? We may never know the truth about what happened.

truth noun (QUALITY)

[U] the quality of being true: I can see some truth in what she said.

truth noun (PRINCIPLE)

[C] (plural truths  /truðz, truθs/) a statement or principle that is generally considered to be true: a scientific truth Our system of belief is based on a few simple truths.
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