Borrowed 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”).
- Rhymes: -ɪkʃən
- 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) 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.
- (law) A legal fiction.
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
- fiction in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- fiction in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
- fiction at OneLook Dictionary Search
- "fiction" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 134.
fiction f (plural fictions)