factivity, n.
/fak"tiv/, Ling.
1. (of a verb, adjective, or noun phrase) presupposing the truth of an embedded sentence that serves as complement, as realize in I didn't realize that he had left, which presupposes that it is true that he had left.
2. a factive expression.
[1605-15; FACT + -IVE]

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