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fiction

fic·tion

fiction

 
 
pronunciation:
fIk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: literary narrative, esp. in prose form, that is not necessarily based on real events.
antonyms:
nonfiction
similar words:
fantasy, invention, literature, myth, narration, narrative, novel, prose, story, tale
definition 2: a category of such work.
children's fiction
similar words:
mystery, romance, science fiction, western
definition 3: an invention, fabrication, or falsehood.
His testimony turned out to be pure fiction.
synonyms:
fable, fabrication, falsehood, invention, lie, story, tale
antonyms:
fact
similar words:
canard, cock-and-bull story, concoction, fib, myth, pretense, song and dance, whopper
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Word Parts
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".