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Meaning of “truth” in the English Dictionary

"truth" in British English

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truthnoun

uk   us   /truːθ/
B2 [U] the ​quality of being ​true: There would ​seem to be some truth in what she says. There is no truth in the ​reports of his ​resignation. You cannot ​question the truth of his ​alibi. And ​yet what he says ​contains at least a ​grain of (= a ​smallamount of) truth.the truth B1 [S] the ​realfacts about a ​situation, ​event, or ​person: But was he telling the truth? I don't ​suppose we'll ​everknow the truth about what ​happened that ​day. To ​tell (you) the truth (= ​speakinghonestly) I'm ​happy he's not coming.in truth formal used to show or ​emphasize that something is ​true: In truth we ​feared for her ​safety, ​although we didn't ​let it be ​known.C2 [C] formal a ​fact or ​principle that is ​thought to be ​true by most ​people: It would ​seem to be a ​general truth that nothing is as ​straightforward as it at first ​seems. The ​entiresystem of ​belief is ​based on a few ​simple truths.

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(Definition of truth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"truth" in American English

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truthnoun

 us   /truθ/
  • truth noun (FACT)

[U] the ​actualfact 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 ​generallyconsidered to be ​true: a ​scientific truth Our ​system of ​belief is ​based on a few ​simple truths.
(Definition of truth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “truth”
in Vietnamese sự thật, những điều có thật…
in Spanish verdad…
in Malaysian kebenaran…
in Thai ความจริง, ข้อเท็จจริง…
in French vérité…
in German die Wahrheit…
in Turkish gerçeklik, doğruluk, gerçek…
in Chinese (Traditional) 真實性, 真理, 原理…
in Russian правда, истина…
in Chinese (Simplified) 真实性, 真理, 原理…
in Indonesian kebenaran, kenyataan…
in Polish prawda…
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