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1. Of, relating to, or created by imaginative invention.
2. Of, relating to, or being fiction; fictional.
3. Relating to or being a kinshiplike relationship among people who are not related by heredity, marriage, or adoption, often involving the use of kinship terms.

fic′tive·ly adv.
fic′tive·ness n.
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1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of, relating to, or able to create fiction
2. a rare word for fictitious
ˈfictively adv
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(ˈfɪk tɪv)

1. fictitious; imaginary.
2. pertaining to the creation of fiction: fictive inventiveness.
fic′tive•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fictive - adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
2.fictive - capable of imaginative creation; "fictive talent"
creative, originative - having the ability or power to create; "a creative imagination"
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Consisting or suggestive of fiction:
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For tax purposes it is a fictive sale and these assets will be taxed in Slovakia just as if they were being sold," said tax advisor Janka Farkasova from the Deloitte company, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
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From BESA repeated that "the roll doesn't have voters which reside outside Macedonia or fictive voters, but only persons who live in Macedonia and have official documents".
For the purposes of this article, we focus on two concepts found either implicitly and explicitly, in the aforementioned interdisciplinary body of work fictive kinship and intersectionality.
We have drawn on CONSORT statement for this commentary.18 We have also included the fictive example from our previous commentary which refers to a comparison of clinical efficacy of drug "B" with drug "A" using randomized controlled design.7 The essential subsections of RCT results described here are participants' flow baseline characteristics primary analyses additional analyses adherence and harmful effects.
Analytically separating Black southerners from their migrating cousins, fictive kin, and white counterparts, Robinson demonstrates how place intersects with race, class, gender, and regional identities and differences.
His treatment of the Aeneid is therefore fraught with fama, which affects his interpretation of collective memory and fictive knowledge.
There was always somebody to talk to and take care of her, and that leads to perhaps her greatest achievement--she created what sociologist call a "fictive family." That's when a group of people who are not related bond together and offer each other support, both emotional and financial, the way a blood family would--or at least should.