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Definitions for nonfiction
nɒnˈfɪk ʃənnon·fic·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nonfiction, nonfictional prosenoun

    prose writing that is not fictional


  1. nonfictionnoun

    Written works intended to give facts, or true accounts of real things and events. Often used attributively.

    Encyclopedias, how-to manuals and biographies are all considered nonfiction and so are kept in the nonfiction section.


  1. Nonfiction

    Nonfiction, or non-fiction, is any document or media content that attempts, in good faith, to convey information about the real world, rather than being grounded in imagination. Nonfiction typically aims to present topics objectively based on historical, scientific, and empirical information. However, some nonfiction ranges into more subjective territory, including sincerely held opinions on real-world topics.Common examples of nonfiction genres include diaries, biographies, news stories, documentary films, textbooks, travel books, recipes, and scientific journals. Nonfiction is a fundamental approach to narrative (storytelling), and often refers specifically to prose writing—in contrast to narrative fiction, which is largely populated by imaginary characters and events (although some remain ambiguous regarding their basis in reality).While specific claims in a nonfiction work may prove inaccurate, the sincere author aims to be truthful at the time of composition. A nonfiction account is an exercise in accurately representing a topic, and remains distinct from any implied endorsement.


  1. nonfiction

    Nonfiction is a genre of literature or media content based on facts or reality, presenting actual events or people rather than imagined visions. Nonfiction may include biographies, essays, documentaries, academic articles, textbooks, and journalistic reports, which are all grounded in truth, verifiable facts or documented research, rather than invented stories or fiction.


  1. Nonfiction

    Nonfiction was an avant garde, Post-Punk rock band based in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the late 1980s. Members included Benjamin Miller, Laurence B. Miller, Bill Franks, and Scott Petersen. Twin brothers Ben and Laurence, both guitarists, formerly of Destroy All Monsters, and brothers of Mission of Burma guitarist Roger Miller, alternated duties on bass and guitar, with each preferring to play guitar on his own compositions. Bill Franks, also known as Billi Franks, taking a spelling lesson from Jimi Hendrix, was the band's longest-term drummer, and contributed vocals and some compositions. One such composition, "I'm Not Quite Sure" was a modest commercial success, featuring Ben on a saxophone solo. Bill came to the band after it was launched with drummer Scott Petersen. Laurence and Ben once said that the only reason they played so loud was to keep level with Petersen. The band recorded and released two albums, including the songs Walkie Talkie, Junkyard, and I'm Not Quite Sure.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nonfiction in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nonfiction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of nonfiction in a Sentence

  1. Leah Oppenzato:

    It's great that both series -- 'Who Was?' and 'Magic Tree House' -- teach about history in an engaging way, too often, kids are turned off by nonfiction, including biographies, because the writing is dry and boring. I see this with my seventh-graders. These books for younger kids might help kids actually not develop that 'boring!' reaction to begin with.

  2. Seira Wilson:

    Historical fiction has always been popular, but Common Core kicked it (and historical nonfiction) to the forefront.

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