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metafiction

noun [U] uk   /ˈmet.əˌfɪk.ʃən/ us    /ˈmet̬-/ specialized
writing about imaginary characters and events in which the process of writing is discussed or describedLiterary criticism
metafictional
adjective uk   /ˌmet.əˈfɪk.ʃən.əl/ us    /ˌmet̬-/
The novel contains several complex metafictional elements.Literary criticism
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