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Fiction Fic"tion, n. [F. fiction, L. fictio, fr. fingere, fictum to form, shape, invent, feign. See Feign.] 1. The act of feigning, inventing, or imagining; as, by a mere fiction of the mind. --Bp. Stillingfleet. 2. That which is feigned, invented, or imagined; especially, a feigned or invented story, whether oral or written. Hence: A story told in order to deceive; a fabrication; -- opposed to fact, or reality. The fiction of those golden apples kept by a dragon. --Sir W. Raleigh. When it could no longer be denied that her flight had been voluntary, numerous fictions were invented to account for it. --Macaulay. 3. Fictitious literature; comprehensively, all works of imagination; specifically, novels and romances. The office of fiction as a vehicle of instruction and moral elevation has been recognized by most if not all great educators. --Dict. of Education. 4. (Law) An assumption of a possible thing as a fact, irrespective of the question of its truth. --Wharton. 5. Any like assumption made for convenience, as for passing more rapidly over what is not disputed, and arriving at points really at issue. Syn: Fabrication; invention; fable; falsehood. Usage: Fiction, Fabrication. Fiction is opposed to what is real; fabrication to what is true. Fiction is designed commonly to amuse, and sometimes to instruct; a fabrication is always intended to mislead and deceive. In the novels of Sir Walter Scott we have fiction of the highest order. The poems of Ossian, so called, were chiefly fabrications by Macpherson.


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- fiction is the form of any work that deals, in part or in whole, with information or events that are not real , but rather, imaginary and
- science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology
- young-adult fiction or young adult literature (often abbreviated as ya also juvenile fiction, is fiction written, published, or marketed
- detective fiction is a sub-genre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective - either professional or
- horror fiction, horror literature and also horror fantasy is a genre of literature, which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten
- the pulitzer prize for fiction has been awarded for distinguished fiction by an american author, preferably dealing with american life.
- speculative fiction is an umbrella term encompassing the more fantastical fiction genre s, specifically science fiction , fantasy , horror
- fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme , or setting
- historical fiction tells a story that is set in the past. that setting is drawn from history, and often contains historical persons, but
- fan fiction (alternatively referred to as fan-fiction, fanfiction, fanfic, ff, or simply fic) is a broadly defined fan labor term for


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