- Rhymes: -ɪkʃən
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”).
fiction (plural fictions)
- 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.
- (uncountable) Invention.
- The butler’s account of the crime was pure fiction.
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- Noah Webster (1913), “fiction”, in Noah Porter, editor, Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company
- “fiction”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
- fiction at OneLook Dictionary Search
fiction f (plural fictions)