Definitions for fictionˈfɪk ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the class of literature comprising works of imaginative narration, esp. in prose form.
works of this class, as novels or short stories.
something feigned, invented, or imagined, esp. a made-up story.
the act of feigning, inventing, or imagining.
an assumption that a fact exists, regardless of the truth of the matter, so that a legal principle can be applied on the basis of the existing facts.
Origin of fiction:
1375–1425; < L fictiō action of shaping, feigning, fiction, der. of fingere to shape
a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
fabrication, fiction, fable(noun)
a deliberately false or improbable account
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
stories with an imagined plot
novels and other types of fiction; a children's fiction writer
an untrue report or account
His story of what happened was pure fiction.
Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.
The butleru2019s account of the crime was pure fiction.
the act of feigning, inventing, or imagining; as, by a mere fiction of the mind
that which is feigned, invented, or imagined; especially, a feigned or invented story, whether oral or written. Hence: A story told in order to deceive; a fabrication; -- opposed to fact, or reality
fictitious literature; comprehensively, all works of imagination; specifically, novels and romances
an assumption of a possible thing as a fact, irrespective of the question of its truth
any like assumption made for convenience, as for passing more rapidly over what is not disputed, and arriving at points really at issue
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The Constitutional fiat that "all men are created equal."
Translations for fiction
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
stories etc which tell of imagined, not real, characters and events (see also non-fiction )
I prefer reading fiction to hearing about real events.
- fiksie; verhalende lektuurAfrikaans
- قصص خَياليهArabic
- ficçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die DichtungGerman
- skønlitteratur; fiktionDanish
- μυθοπλασία, μυθιστόρημαGreek
- هر چیز تخیلیFarsi
- कल्पना, कथाHindi
- romanzo, narrativaItalian
- 소설, 픽션Korean
- grožinė literatūraLithuanian
- daiļliteratūra; izdomājumsLatvian
- cerita rekaanMalay
- هر چیز تخیلیPersian
- خيالى كيسه، نكل، افسانهPashto
- ficţiune; roman(e)Romanian
- dikt, skönlitteratur, romanerSwedish
- hayâl ürünü öyküTurkish
- 虛構小說Chinese (Trad.)
- художня літератураUkrainian
- tiểu thuyết hư cấuVietnamese
- 小说Chinese (Simp.)
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