fiction Definition

  • 1prose literature, especially novels, describing imaginary events and people
  • 2something that is invented or untrue

Using fiction: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fiction" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She enjoys reading science fiction.

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    The story was a work of fiction.

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    The movie was based on a fictional character.

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    He has written several works of fiction.

fiction Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for fiction

Antonyms for fiction

Phrases with fiction

  • a genre of fiction that takes place in the past and often includes real historical events, people, or places


    The novel is a work of historical fiction set during World War II.

  • a genre of fiction that deals with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, parallel universes, extraterrestrial life, and paranormal abilities


    The movie is a classic example of science fiction.

  • a genre of fiction that focuses on romantic love and relationships


    She prefers to read romantic fiction.

Origins of fiction

from Latin 'fictio', meaning 'a fashioning or feigning'


Summary: fiction in Brief

The term 'fiction' [ˈfɪkʃən] refers to prose literature, especially novels, that describe imaginary events and people. It can also refer to something that is invented or untrue. Examples include science fiction and historical fiction, while idioms and phrases are not commonly used. 'Fiction' is the opposite of nonfiction and fact.

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