Nonfiction definition

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The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work, including essays, expository prose, and documentaries, whose content is based on fact and is not imagined.
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A broad category of books, as in a library, encompassing such writing.
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Prose writing that is not fiction.
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Nonfiction is a story that is based on true events and information.

An autobiography about someone's life is an example of nonfiction.

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Works in this category.

I've read her novels but not her nonfiction.

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A work in this category.

The nonfictions of V.S. Naipaul.

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Written works intended to give facts, or true accounts of real things and events. Often used attributively.

Encyclopedias, how-to manuals and biographies are all considered nonfiction and so are kept in the nonfiction section.

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Noun

Singular:
nonfiction
Plural:
nonfictions