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English definition of “metafiction”

metafiction

noun [U]     /ˈmet.əˌfɪk.ʃən/ US  /ˈmet̬-/ specialized
writing about imaginary characters and events in which the process of writing is discussed or described Literary criticism metafictional     /ˌmet.əˈfɪk.ʃən.əl/ US  /ˌmet̬-/ adjective The novel contains several complex metafictional elements .Literary criticism
(Definition of metafiction noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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