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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

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

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
Raymond Chandler

As a lawyer, as a private citizen, you see a lot of injustice. You see a lot of people who should have been punished and are not, and people who were punished wrongfully are not vindicated. Fiction is sort of a way to set the record straight, and let people at least believe that justice can be achieved and the right outcomes can occur.
David Baldacci

I have two pairs of reading glasses. One pair is for reading fiction, the other for non-fiction. I've read the Bible twice wearing each pair, and it's the same.
Steven Wright

Before I was reading science fiction, I read Hemingway. Farewell to Arms was my first adult novel that said not everything ends well. It was one of those times where reading has meant a great deal to me, in terms of my development - an insight came from that book.
Robert Reed
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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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