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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

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

Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.
Ray Bradbury

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

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

Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.
Mark Twain
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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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