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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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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's only a myth that "Lightning never strikes the same place twice". Very recently , on June 30, 2014, three high-rising skyscrapers from Chicago were struck by Lightning 22 times - 10 strikes to the Sears (a.k.a. Willis) Tower, 8 to the Trump Tower, and 4 to the John Hancock Center. Scientifically speaking, there is a good probability that Lightning can strike any location more than once, given enough time, and at the same spot over and over again. It may take as little a few seconds in a single thunderstorm, or as long as millions of years - but Lightning will eventually strike twice, at least. And it's the truth that is stranger than the fiction.

  2. Al Jean:

    Grogu is the most popular character created anywhere in fiction in the last year, and you don't want to overexpose him, so they let us do a little tribute to him but not a big reference, which I think is great.

  3. Elizabeth Warren:

    We need to end the fiction that our domestic and foreign policies are somehow separate and recognize that policies that undermine working families in this country also erode America's strength in the world, in other words, it's time to create a foreign policy that works for all Americans, not just the rich and powerful.

  4. Duncan Jones:

    I think as much on the creativity level — his bravery and willingness to try stuff that other people were n’t expecting, i did two science-fiction films and then jumped into a video game movie, and now I ’m going to go from this behemoth to another tiny, little indie. So just doing what feels right at the moment on a creative level is certainly something I got from him.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Not every fiction is fake, as the concept of the flying carpet has been only fiction. However, today that concept is a reality as the airplanes. Fiction is an image; a writer puts that into the words while a scientist puts that into a reality. Every scientist first experiences its thoughts, or in other words, imaginations, someone proves that, and someone fails.

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