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Definition of Fiction


  1. The act of feigning, inventing, or imagining; as, by a mere fiction of the mind.
  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.
  3. Fictitious literature; comprehensively, all works of imagination; specifically, novels and romances.
  4. An assumption of a possible thing as a fact, irrespective of the question of its truth.
  5. Any like assumption made for convenience, as for passing more rapidly over what is not disputed, and arriving at points really at issue.

Fiction Quotations

Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein's general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.
Stephen Hawking

It's in literature that true life can be found. It's under the mask of fiction that you can tell the truth.
Gao Xingjian

Inspiration comes from so many sources. Music, other fiction, the non-fiction I read, TV shows, films, news reports, people I know, stories I hear, misheard words or lyrics, dreams... Motivation? The memory of the rush I get from a really good writing session - even on a bad day, I know I'll find that again if I keep going.
Trudi Canavan

A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
Stanley Kubrick

A snappy label and a manifesto would have been two of the very last things on my own career want list. That label enabled mainstream science fiction to safely assimilate our dissident influence, such as it was. Cyberpunk could then be embraced and given prizes and patted on the head, and genre science fiction could continue unchanged.
William Gibson
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Fiction Translations

fiction in Dutch is fictie, verdichtsel, verbeelding
fiction in Finnish is kuvitelma
fiction in French is invention, fiction
fiction in German is Fiktion, Annahme {f}
fiction in Italian is invenzione, ipotesi
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