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fictionnoun [C/U]

us   /ˈfɪk·ʃən/
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] us   /ˈfɪk·ʃə·nəl/
The characters in the movie are purely fictional.
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fictionnoun

uk   /ˈfɪk.ʃən/ us   /ˈfɪk.ʃən/
B1 [U] the type of book or story that is written about imaginary characters and events and not based on real people and facts: The book is a work of fiction and not intended as a historical account. a writer of children's fiction
C1 [C or U] a false report or statement that you pretend is true: [+ that] At work she kept up the fiction that she had a university degree. When he's telling you something, you never know what's fact and what's fiction.

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