Adjective "fiction" definition and examples

(Fiction may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈfɪkʃ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

Literature in the form of prose, especially novels, that describes imaginary events and people.
  1. 'He began his writing career with genre fiction, from historical novels to vampire horror sagas.'
  2. 'On the one hand it publishes original fiction and prose by authors in Tamil.'
  3. 'Like all of Roth's fiction, this novel is dazzling but flawed.'
  4. 'In literary fiction, characters fill and organize the story around them.'
  5. 'Novels with a multi-cultural edge have become the latest trend in literary fiction.'
  6. 'The motives revealed throughout the novel are more than plot devices and nudge the book over towards the literary end of genre fiction.'
  7. 'Most book sections give spotty coverage to all genres except literary fiction.'
  8. 'You have to understand that it is not a genre like fiction and poetry.'
  9. 'Much of it was so abstract in relation to fiction or poetry as to be nearly meaningless in a literature course.'
  10. 'The prize is popularly seen as an award for a new novelists of adult literary fiction, but this is not the case.'
Something that is invented or untrue.
  1. 'The real world is composed of stories, of fictions, of narrative, and ultimately of language in the same way that the fictional world of a novel is constructed.'
  2. 'I was to find anew the world of Romance that I had known in earliest childhood in fairy tale and daydream and in the romantic fictions of the household in which I grew up.'
  3. 'Some people have interpreted these frightening scenes as exaggerated fictions concocted by the Moche to scare enemies.'
  4. 'Such is our hunger for myth that we swallow fictions and reprocess them as truth.'
  5. 'Their press release, penned by Pyro, is a more entertaining fiction than plenty of novels published this year.'
  6. 'It is not a fiction, but a fact, because through faith there is revealed the righteousness of God.'
  7. 'And the fact that we know the island of St Gregory is a fiction doesn't help make for true grit.'
  8. 'But the motorcycle story was such an outrageous fiction that I thought the readers of e-Poshta should know.'
  9. 'To give up the fiction is to give up the belief in the sanctity of human life; and this is something that few people are prepared to do.'
  10. 'There is no true dramatic debate; the fiction crashes on the rocks of op-ed.'
  11. 'Its language seemed formulaic and false, a screen of clichés and convenient fictions.'
  12. 'One of my favorite concepts in anthropology is that of the polite fiction.'
  13. 'Pornography, like marriage and the fictions of romantic love, assists the process of false universalising.'

More definitions

1. the class of literature comprising works of imaginative narration, especially in prose form.

2. works of this class, as novels or short stories: detective fiction.

3. something feigned, invented, or imagined; a made-up story: We've all heard the fiction of her being in delicate health.

4. the act of feigning, inventing, or imagining.

5. an imaginary thing or event, postulated for the purposes of argument or explanation.

6. Law. an allegation that a fact exists that is known n

More examples(as adjective)

"works can be fiction."

"books can be fiction."

"titles can be fiction."

"texts can be fiction."

"stocks can be fiction."

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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘invented statement’): via Old French from Latin fictio(n-), from fingere ‘form, contrive’. Compare with feign and figment.