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the class of literature comprising works of imaginative narration, especially in prose form.
works of this class, as novels or short stories:
detective fiction.
something feigned, invented, or imagined; a made-up story:
We’ve all heard the fiction of her being in delicate health.
the act of feigning, inventing, or imagining.
an imaginary thing or event, postulated for the purposes of argument or explanation.
Law. an allegation that a fact exists that is known not to exist, made by authority of law to bring a case within the operation of a rule of law.
literary works invented by the imagination, such as novels or short stories
an invented story or explanation; lie
the act of inventing a story or explanation
(law) something assumed to be true for the sake of convenience, though probably false

fiction definition

Literature that is a work of the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact. Some examples of modern works of fiction are The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov.


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