the definition of " facts and figures"

Discussion in 'English Only' started by jnzovy, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. jnzovy Senior Member

    I'd like to know what exactly the phrase "facts and figures" means.
    I can't find its definition in any dictionary.
    Help meT.T
    Thanks in advance.
  2. Starfrown

    Starfrown Senior Member

    Columbia, SC
    English - US
    Well, "facts" are facts.

    "figures" are numbers, i.e. statistics or other such data.
  3. Thomas Tompion Senior Member

    Southwest France
    English - England
    Hello Jnzovy, and welcome to Word Reference,

    In order to help you better we need to know where you have come across the expression. Give us a sentence or two on either side of it in your text, and explain what you find hard to understand. You will find people very ready to explain.
  4. MarisaHashi New Member

    That would mean
    "details; precise information"

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