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fiction US English

Literature in the form of prose, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people

fiction US Thesaurus

the popularity of South American fiction

fan fiction US English

Fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, etc.

flash fiction US English

Fiction that is extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words or fewer in its entirety

legal fiction US English

An assertion accepted as true, though probably fictitious, to achieve a particular goal in a legal matter

pulp fiction New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

popular or sensational fiction

science fiction US English

Fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets

metafiction US English

Fiction in which the author self-consciously alludes to the artificiality or literariness of a work by parodying or departing from novelistic conventions (especially naturalism) and traditional narrative techniques

nonfiction US English

Prose writing that is based on facts, real events, and real people, such as biography or history


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