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EtymologyEdit

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).

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  • IPA(key): /fɪkʃən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fic‧tion

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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.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin fictionem (nominative of fictio).

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fiction f (plural fictions)

  1. fiction

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