Definitions for fictionˈfɪk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fic•tionˈfɪk ʃən(n.)

  1. the class of literature comprising works of imaginative narration, esp. in prose form.

    Category: Literature

  2. works of this class, as novels or short stories.

    Category: Literature

  3. something feigned, invented, or imagined, esp. a made-up story.

  4. the act of feigning, inventing, or imagining.

  5. 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.

    Category: Law

Origin of fiction:

1375–1425; < L fictiō action of shaping, feigning, fiction, der. of fingere to shape


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fiction(noun)

    a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact

  2. fabrication, fiction, fable(noun)

    a deliberately false or improbable account

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fiction(noun)ˈfɪk ʃən

    stories with an imagined plot

    novels and other types of fiction; a children's fiction writer

  2. fictionˈfɪk ʃən

    an untrue report or account

    His story of what happened was pure fiction.


  1. fiction(Noun)

    Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.

  2. fiction(Noun)


    The butleru2019s account of the crime was pure fiction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fiction(noun)

    the act of feigning, inventing, or imagining; as, by a mere fiction of the mind

  2. Fiction(noun)

    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

  3. Fiction(noun)

    fictitious literature; comprehensively, all works of imagination; specifically, novels and romances

  4. Fiction(noun)

    an assumption of a possible thing as a fact, irrespective of the question of its truth

  5. Fiction(noun)

    any like assumption made for convenience, as for passing more rapidly over what is not disputed, and arriving at points really at issue


  1. Fiction

    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..

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    The Constitutional fiat that "all men are created equal."

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fiction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4544

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fiction' in Nouns Frequency: #1778

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.

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