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Definition of Narrative


  1. Of or pertaining to narration; relating to the particulars of an event or transaction.
  2. Apt or inclined to relate stories, or to tell particulars of events; story-telling; garrulous.
  3. That which is narrated; the recital of a story; a continuous account of the particulars of an event or transaction; a story.

Narrative Quotations

Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist.
Steven Pinker

My purpose is to make my narrative as truthful as possible.
George Armstrong Custer

In the digital universe, our personal history and its sense of narrative is succeeded by our social networking profile - a snapshot of the current moment. The information itself - our social graph of friends and likes - is a product being sold to market researchers in order to better predict and guide our futures.
Douglas Rushkoff

One of the things that's important about family is the narrative history they create for themselves.
Gabe Newell

The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
Scott Turow
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Narrative Translations

narrative in Afrikaans is storie, verhaal
narrative in Dutch is vertelsel, verhaal, relaas, vertelling
narrative in Portuguese is narrativa
narrative in Spanish is narrativa
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