Definition of fact-finding in English:

fact-finding

adjective

  • attributive (especially of a committee or its activity) having the purpose of discovering and establishing the facts of an issue.

    ‘a fact-finding mission’
    • ‘This would place considerable weight on fact-finding processes prior to sentencing.’
    • ‘Leave your expectations behind and consider it all a fact-finding mission.’
    • ‘The Tuesday visit is part of a two-day fact-finding mission to Scotland on new and emerging technologies.’
    • ‘Once a fact-finding mission has been established and its chairman and members appointed, no persons should be added to the mission as members except to fill a vacancy in the mission.’
    • ‘We explore the fact-finding function of the Court a little later.’
    • ‘In fact, the Court's exceptionally broad ruling removed fact-finding processes even from the Court's own debates.’
    • ‘But other missions said attendance was a routine part of fact-finding activities.’
    • ‘They get a lot of people out on fact-finding missions and I think we can learn from that.’
    • ‘The programme reminded me of a conversation with one who was on a fact-finding committee some years ago with the aim of attracting the Games to Ireland.’
    • ‘Amendments to the Criminal Procedure law in 1996 introduced adversary elements to the fact-finding process in criminal trials.’
    • ‘We are desirous of joining a fact-finding mission to find out the root-cause of terrorist activities, and discuss its solution.’
    • ‘Seven years ago, I took a party of York schoolchildren to visit Odense in Denmark on a fact-finding mission for a new safe routes to schools project.’
    • ‘The request follows an August fact-finding mission by the commission's Arizona State Advisory Committee.’
    • ‘Most of them feel the fact-finding mission is a non-partisan issue.’
    • ‘The team undertook a fact-finding mission to assess how violence had affected minority women.’
    • ‘The analysts and political commentators say the tribunals are a fact-finding mission, but the reality is that they are glorified public trials.’
    • ‘They are on a fact-finding mission to gather all data, surveys and specialist reports to oppose the no smoking ban in Ireland.’
    • ‘She was the first representative of an international human rights organisation to visit Gujarat on a fact-finding mission.’
    • ‘The next issue on her broad-ranging agenda is a fact-finding mission with a view to potentially tabling a bid for the 2012 Olympics for London.’
    • ‘She spent half a day in the facility on a fact-finding mission and in consultation with senior management at Oak Park.’
    examination, enquiry, study, inspection, exploration, consideration, analysis, appraisal
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noun

  • The discovery and establishment of the facts of an issue.

    • ‘When the fact-findings are based in large measure on documentary evidence, they do not carry the same weight on appeal as findings based entirely on oral testimony.’
    • ‘While this is not a blank cheque, it authorises them to re-evaluate the consequences of the adjudicator's primary fact-findings, and that is what they did here in relation to the deportation decision.’
    • ‘The Court feels free to make an independent examination of the record, whatever the fact findings in the state proceedings, in order to protect the constitutional principles at stake.’

Pronunciation

fact-finding

/ˈfækt ˌfaɪndɪŋ/