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noun fiction pronunciation in American English /ˈfɪkʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] books and stories about imaginary events and people. Books that give facts about real events, things, or people are called non-fiction

    Hardy wrote poetry as well as fiction.

    romantic/historical/crime/detective fiction:

    a successful writer of romantic fiction

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a report, story, or explanation that is not true

    His alibi was pure fiction.

    It is sometimes difficult to distinguish fact from fiction in the book.

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