Part of speech: noun

A representing of that which is not true; a fabrication; fictitious narrative; novel.

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Usage examples "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", Arthur T. Quiller Couch.
  2. If that is all, it is a fiction fit only to frighten a child. - "A Son of the Immortals", 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", D. C. Cloud.