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fiction

noun [C/U]  /ˈfɪk·ʃən/ us  
literature the type of book or story that is written about imaginary characters and events and does not describe real people or deal with facts, or a false report or statement that you pretend is true: [U] She wrote detective fiction and made a good living at it. [C usually sing] It was a fiction, though widely believed, that he had once been rich.
fictional
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈfɪk·ʃə·nəl/ us  
The characters in the movie are purely fictional.
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