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Definition of Fiction

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

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Mark Twain

A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Oscar Wilde

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 no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
Mark Twain

The Bible should be taught, but emphatically not as reality. It is fiction, myth, poetry, anything but reality. As such it needs to be taught because it underlies so much of our literature and our culture.
Richard Dawkins
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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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