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fiction

fic·tion

fiction

 
 
pronunciation:
fIk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: writing that tells a story made up in a writer's imagination. Fiction is usually written in prose, not poetry. Novels, short stories, and tales are pieces of fiction.
Many students enjoy writing fiction more than writing papers or reports.
antonyms:
nonfiction
similar words:
fantasy, invention, literature, myth, narrative, novel, prose, story, tale
definition 2: something made up or not true.
His reason for not doing his homework was pure fiction.
synonyms:
fable, falsehood, invention, story, tale
antonyms:
fact
similar words:
fib, myth
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The word fiction contains the following part:
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".