Definitions for "Fact table"
A type of table in the dimensional model. A fact table typically includes two types of columns: fact columns and foreign keys to the dimensions.
The main table of a “star” database schema that has a composite key composed of attributes that are foreign keys for several dimension tables.
The central table in a star join schema, characterized by a composite key, each of whose elements is a foreign key drawn from a dimension table. Facts are information about the business, typically numeric and additive. A table that contains the measures that the business users wish to analyze to find new trends or to understand the success or failure of the organization.