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"ipso facto" in British English

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ipso factoadverb

uk   /ˌɪp.səʊˈfæk.təʊ/  us   /-soʊˈfæk.toʊ/ formal
used to say that it is ​reasonable to ​state or ​believe something ​based on ​facts that are already ​known: You ​admit you ​fired the ​gun and we now ​know that the ​shotkilled the ​victim so you are, ipso facto, ​responsible for his ​death.
(Definition of ipso facto from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ipso facto" in American English

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ipso factoadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˌɪp·soʊ ˈfæk·toʊ/
by that ​fact or ​act: If he is ​right, then anyone who ​disagrees with him is, ipso facto, ​wrong.
(Definition of ipso facto from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ipso facto”
in Chinese (Simplified) 根据已知事实…
in Chinese (Traditional) 根據已知事實…
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