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fic·tion

 (fĭk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work whose content is imagined and is not necessarily based on fact.
b. Works in this category: the fiction of Virginia Woolf.
c. A work within this category: the shorter fictions of Faulkner.
2.
a. Narrative, explanatory material, or belief that is not true or has been imagined or fabricated: The notion that he was at the scene of the crime is pure fiction.
b. A narrative, explanation, or belief that may seem true but is false or fabricated: "Neutrality is a fiction in an unneutral world" (Howard Zinn).
3. Law A verbal contrivance that is in some sense inaccurate but that accomplishes a purpose, as in the treatment of husband and wife as one person or a corporation as an entity.

[Middle English ficcioun, from Old French fiction, from Latin fictiō, fictiōn-, from fictus, past participle of fingere, to form; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.]

fic′tion·al adj.
fic′tion·al′i·ty (-shə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
fic′tion·al·ly adv.

fictional

fictitious
1. 'fictional'

A fictional character, thing, or event occurs in a story, play, or film, and has never actually existed or happened.

I had to put myself into the position of lots of fictional characters.
...a musical about a fictional composer called Moony Shapiro.

Fictional also means 'relating to fiction and the telling of stories'.

James Joyce's final fictional experiment was a novel composed entirely of mathematical equations.
2. 'fictitious'

Something that is fictitious is false and is intended to deceive people.

They bought the materials under fictitious names.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fictional - related to or involving literary fiction; "clever fictional devices"; "a fictional treatment of the train robbery"
nonfictional - not fictional
2.fictional - formed or conceived by the imagination; "a fabricated excuse for his absence"; "a fancied wrong"; "a fictional character"
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"

fictional

adjective imaginary, made-up, invented, legendary, unreal, nonexistent a drama featuring fictional characters

fictional

adjective
Consisting or suggestive of fiction:
Translations
خيالي
smyšlený
fiktiv
erdichtetfiktional
képzeltköltöttregényes
skáldaîur, skáldskapar-
izmišljen
düşselhayâlî

fictional

[ˈfɪkʃənl] ADJficticio

fictional

[ˈfɪkʃənəl] adj [character, place] → fictif/ive

fictional

adj
(= invented)erfunden; (Liter) character, hero, heroine, setting, accounterfunden, fiktiv; film, dramafiktional; entirely fictionalrein fiktiv, frei erfunden; the party’s unity was fictionaldie Einheit der Partei war eine Fiktion
(= relating to fiction) workerzählerisch; his fictional writingseine erzählenden Schriften; a clever fictional deviceein geschickter erzählerischer Trick; a fictional representation of historical eventseine dichterische Darstellung historischer Ereignisse

fictional

[ˈfɪkʃənl] adjimmaginario/a

fiction

(ˈfikʃən) noun
stories etc which tell of imagined, not real, characters and events (see also non-fiction). I prefer reading fiction to hearing about real events.
ˈfictional adjective
fictitious (fikˈtiʃəs) adjective
1. not true. a fictitious account.
2. not real or based on fact. All the characters in the book are fictitious.
References in periodicals archive ?
Roth takes a "what if" scenario and carefully develops it, using as much historical fact as he could fit, and then fictionalises the rest.