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FICTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fiction mean? 

FICTION (noun)
  The noun FICTION has 2 senses:

1. a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
2. a deliberately false or improbable account

  Familiarity information: FICTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FICTION (noun)


Sense 1fiction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("fiction" is a kind of...):

literary composition; literary work (imaginative or creative writing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fiction"):

dystopia (a work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror)

novel (a extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story)

fantasy; phantasy (fiction with a large amount of imagination in it)

story (a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events)

utopia (a work of fiction describing a utopia)


Sense 2fiction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deliberately false or improbable account

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

fable; fabrication; fiction

Hypernyms ("fiction" is a kind of...):

falsehood; falsity; untruth (a false statement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fiction"):

canard (a deliberately misleading fabrication)


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