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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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the quality of being fictive
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which acknowledge their fictiveness textually and thematically do not