from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating or adhering to facts; literal.
- adj. Straightforward or unemotional: "the matter-of-fact tones in which the local guides describe the history of the various places” ( New York Times).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, or relating to facts only; literal, realistic
- adj. lacking emotion or colour
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Adhering to facts; not turning aside from absolute realities; not fanciful or imaginative; commonplace; dry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of or pertaining to facts; not fanciful, imaginative, or ideal; ordinary; commonplace: applied to things.
- Adhering to facts; not given to wander beyond realities; unimaginative; prosaic: applied to persons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. concerned with practical matters
- adj. not fanciful or imaginative
From matter + of + fact. (Wiktionary)