What does fiction mean?

Definitions for fiction
ˈfɪk ʃənfic·tion

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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

Wiktionary

  1. fiction(Noun)

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

  2. fiction(Noun)

    Invention.

    The butler's account of the crime was pure fiction.

Wikipedia

  1. Fiction

    Fiction generally is a narrative form, in any medium, consisting of people, events, or places that are imaginary—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact. It also commonly refers, more narrowly, to written narratives in prose and often specifically novels. In film, it generally corresponds to narrative film in opposition to documentary.

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

Freebase

  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..

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fiction

    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-emfictus, pa.p. of fingĕre.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FICTION

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

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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

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How to say fiction in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fiction in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fiction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fiction in a Sentence

  1. J. G. Ballard:

    Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.

  2. Angelos Tsiaras:

    But of course this is not in order to find a place where we could go. This is still science fiction.

  3. Vanna Bonta:

    Quantum fiction is any story that witnesses life and the human experience on a subatomic level.

  4. Phyllis McGinley:

    I do not know who first invented the myth of sexual equality. But it is a myth willfully fostered and nourished by certain semi-scientists and other fiction writers. And it has done more, I suspect, to unsettle marital happiness than any other false doctrine of this myth-ridden age.

  5. Elijah Cummings:

    It is revealing that the Republicans -- yet again -- are leaking cherry-picked excerpts of documents to support their preconceived political narrative without allowing committee members to even see their conclusions or vote on them first, by leaking information to reporters on condition that they not disclose it to Democrats, Republicans are intentionally bypassing the normal congressional vetting process designed to distinguish fact from fiction.

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