fiction
noun Etymology: Middle English ficcioun, from Middle French fiction, from Latin fiction-, fictio act of fashioning, fiction, from fingere to shape, fashion, feign — more at dough Date: 14th century 1. a. something invented by the imagination or feigned; specifically an invented story b. fictitious literature (as novels or short stories) c. a work of fiction; especially novel 2. a. an assumption of a possibility as a fact irrespective of the question of its truth <
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b. a useful illusion or pretense 3. the action of feigning or of creating with the imagination • fictional adjectivefictionality nounfictionally adverb

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  • fiction — [ fiksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; lat. fictio, de fictus, p. p. de fingere → feindre 1 ♦ Vx Mensonge. « Si la fiction est excusable, c est où il faut feindre de l amitié » (La Bruyère). 2 ♦ (v. 1361) Construction de l imagination (opposé à réalité).⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fiction — is the telling of stories which are not real. More specifically, fiction is an imaginative form of narrative, one of the four basic rhetorical modes. Although the word fiction is derived from the Latin fingo, fingere, finxi, fictum , to form,… …   Wikipedia

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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. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is feigned,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fiction — fic·tion n: legal fiction fic·tion·al adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. fiction …   Law dictionary

  • fiction — fiction, figment, fabrication, fable are comparable when meaning a story, an account, an explanation, or a conception which is an invention of the human mind. Fiction so strongly implies the use of the imagination that it serves as the class name …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • -fiction — ÉTYM. (V. 1960). ❖ ♦ Élément de noms composés, sur le modèle de science fiction, et qui signifie « qui relève de l imaginaire », ou « qui relève de l utopie ». 0 Un journaliste a décrit cette mécanique d un effrayant pouvoir dans un roman de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • fiction — Fiction. s. f. v. Invention fabuleuse. Fiction poëtique. ce poëme est rempli de belles fictions. il y a des fictions qui touchent plus que la verité. la fiction est quelquefois plus agreable que la verité mesme. Il se prend aussi, pour Mensonge,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Fiction —   [ fɪkʃn; englisch, Fiktion], Sammelbezeichnung für fiktive Literatur, Prosadichtungen, Romane, Science fiction (soweit nicht dokumentarisch); Gegensatz Non Fiction u. a. für dokumentarische Literatur, Sachbücher, historische Werke …   Universal-Lexikon

  • fiction — (izg. fȉkšn) m DEFINICIJA 1. knjiž. a. književni tekst čiji je sadržaj proizvod mašte, nije nužno da odgovara činjenicama iz povijesti ili suvremenosti b. književna vrsta koja uključuje tekstove ove vrste, opr. faction 2. razg. proizvod mašte… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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