what's the meaning of: "it is not the case that"

However, it is not the case that there has been substantial, or even adequate, theoretical conversation and debate about these terms and their usage

  • It is not the case... The fact is that there has not been substantial... – user66974 Mar 10 '14 at 7:25
  • It is not the [situation]9http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/case), i.e. no conversation or debate has taken place. – anongoodnurse Mar 10 '14 at 7:30

"It is not the case" is a more formal way of saying "it is not true".

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  • I see that quite often people use "this is not the case", "this is not true". Not "it"... – john c. j. Aug 1 at 10:54
  • Where do you live? It might just be a regionalism. – insaner Aug 4 at 22:53

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