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1. As opposed to fictional, relating to the real world (see also fiction); as in factual genres.

2. As opposed to evaluative or interpretive, relating to what is objectively true: see also evaluation; interpretation; objectivity.

3. As opposed to theoretical, what can be empirically observed: compare theory.

4. As opposed to logical, what is contingent: see contingency.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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