What does the word fiction mean?

Usage examples for fiction

  1. To my mind this is a rare piece of work, and the biggest thing for its size that has been done in English fiction for some years. – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  2. If that is all, it is a fiction fit only to frighten a child. – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  3. That some purchases are made by innocent parties may also be true; yet in this day and age when the fact that at least one- half of all railroad stock is mere fiction and has no intrinsic value is known to the public generally, a third party must be " innocent" indeed to purchase it without knowing that its value is imaginary rather than real. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud