1. something of a factual nature, as an actual occurrence.
2. Law.a statement or allegation to be judged on the basis of the evidence.
Pronunciation: (mat'ur-uv-fakt'),[key] —adj. 1. adhering strictly to fact; not imaginative; prosaic; dry; commonplace: a matter-of-fact account of the political rally. 2. direct or unemotional; straightforward; down-to-earth.