What does fiction mean?

Definitions for fiction
ˈfɪk ʃənfic·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fictionnoun

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

  2. fabrication, fiction, fablenoun

    a deliberately false or improbable account

Wiktionary

  1. fictionnoun

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

  2. fictionnoun

    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. Fictionnoun

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

  2. Fictionnoun

    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. Fictionnoun

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

  4. Fictionnoun

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

  5. Fictionnoun

    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. 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.

  2. Michael Rubin:

    While many in the West might find it enduring that the King is a Trekkie who once even had a Star Trek 'Voyager' cameo, Islamists consider science fiction forbidden because it presumes to know a future that only God can know.

  3. Eduardo Rodriguez:

    I can't even entertain the possibility [of a head transplant] — it's a little too much science fiction right now.

  4. Laura Poitras:

    We're seeing this expansion of what non-fiction can be in storytelling, i think they're more thrilling than a lot of fiction films.

  5. Mark Twain:

    Why shoudn't truth be stranger than fiction Fiction, after all, has to stick to the possibilities.

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