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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

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

We don't tend to write about disease in fiction - not just teen novels but all American novels - because it doesn't fit in with our idea of the heroic romantic epic. There is room only for sacrifice, heroism, war, politics and family struggle.
John Green

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