- Fiction is defined as something that is not true.
- An example of fiction is a book that is not based on a true story.
- An example of fiction is a lie that you were told.
- An example of fiction is a false belief.
This could be a scene from a science fiction story.
fiction definition by Webster's New World
- a making up of imaginary happenings; feigning
- anything made up or imagined, as a statement, story, etc.
- literary narratives, collectively, which portray imaginary characters or events, specif. novels and short stories
- a narrative of this kind
- something accepted as fact for the sake of convenience, although not necessarily true
Origin: Middle English ficcioun ; from Old French fiction ; from Classical Latin fictio, a making, counterfeiting ; from past participle of fingere, to form, mold: see dough
fiction definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. An imaginative creation or a pretense that does not represent actuality but has been invented.b. The act of inventing such a creation or pretense.
- A lie.
- a. A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact.b. The category of literature comprising works of this kind, including novels and short stories.
- Law Something untrue that is intentionally represented as true by the narrator.
Origin: 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.
- ficˈtion·al adjective
- ficˌtion·alˈi·ty noun
- ficˈtion·al·ly adverb
fiction - Cultural 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.