Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fiction”

fiction

noun
 
 
/ˈfɪkʃən/
STORIES [U] B1 literature and stories about imaginary people or events: What's the best-selling children's fiction title? → Opposite nonfictionTypes of film, play, book etc.True, real, false, and unreal
NOT TRUE [U, no plural] something that is not true or real: Nobody knows whether his statement is fact or fiction. → See also science fictionTrue, real, false, and unreal
(Definition of fiction from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “fiction”

Definitions of “fiction” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

throw

to send something through the air with force, especially by a sudden movement of the arm

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More