a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
fabrication, fiction, fable(noun)
a deliberately false or improbable account
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
Fiction is the form of any work that deals, in part or in whole, with information or events that are not factual, but rather, imaginary and theoretical—that is, invented by the author. Although fiction describes a major branch of literary work, it may also refer to theatrical, cinematic, or musical work. Fiction contrasts with non-fiction, which deals exclusively with factual events, descriptions, observations, etc..
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fik′shun, n. a feigned or false story: a falsehood: romance: the novel, story-telling as a branch of literature: a supposition of law that a thing is true, which is either certainly not true, or at least is as probably false as true.—adj. Fic′tional.—n. Fic′tionist, a writer of fiction.—adj. Ficti′tious, imaginary: not real: forged.—adv. Ficti′tiously.—adj. Fic′tive, fictitious, imaginative.—n. Fic′tor, one who makes images of clay, &c. [Fr.,—L. fiction-em—fictus, pa.p. of fingĕre.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fiction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4544
Rank popularity for the word 'fiction' in Nouns Frequency: #1778
The numerical value of fiction in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of fiction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The difference between fiction and reality Fiction has to make sense.
Those who say truth is stranger than fiction have wasted their time on poorly written fiction.
Why shoudn't truth be stranger than fiction Fiction, after all, has to stick to the possibilities.
Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
You and I are going to be in the ground when the science fiction stuff starts happening, they are going to be raising their kids.
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Translations for fiction
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- رواية, خيالArabic
- белетристика, измислицаBulgarian
- ficcióCatalan, Valencian
- beletrie, fikceCzech
- skønlitteratur, fantasi, fiktion, opspindDanish
- Fiktion, BelletristikGerman
- sepite, fiktio, taruFinnish
- ficsean, finscéalIrish
- uirsgeul, ficseanScottish Gaelic
- pakiwaitara, pakimaeroMāori
- белетристика, измислицаMacedonian
- cereka, cerita rekaan, fiksyen, fiksiMalay
- fiksjon, fictionNorwegian
- invenção, literatura, ficção, ficcionismo, fingimento, invencionicePortuguese
- выдумка, художественная литература, вымысел, беллетристика, фикцияRussian
- kathang-isip, gawa-gawaTagalog
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