fiction

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French ficcion (dissimulation, ruse, invention), from Latin fictionem, accusative of fictio (a making, fashioning, a feigning, a rhetorical or legal fiction), from fingere (to form, mold, shape, devise, feign).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: fĭk′-shən, IPA(key): /ˈfɪk.ʃən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fic‧tion

Noun[edit]

fiction (countable and uncountable, plural fictions)

  1. Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.
    The company’s accounts contained a number of blatant fictions.
    I am a great reader of fiction.
  2. (uncountable) A verbal or written account that is not based on actual events (often intended to mislead).
    The butler’s account of the crime was pure fiction.
  3. (law) A legal fiction.

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Waite, Maurice. et al. (eds). Oxford Thesaurus of English. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, p. 328 J. Wiwat (talk) 07:59, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fictionem (nominative of fictio).

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Noun[edit]

fiction f (plural fictions)

  1. fiction

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