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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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fictionfic‧tion /ˈfɪkʃən/ ●●○ noun  1 [uncountable]ALSTORY books and stories about imaginary people and events opp non-fiction romantic fiction historical fictionsee thesaurus at book2 [countable]UNTRUE something that people want you to believe is true but which is not true opp fact preserving the fiction of his happy childhood
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fictionscience-fiction novelsIt is a fiction that unemployment can be solved by some economic theory.No one wants to be part of a fiction, and even less so if that fiction is real.The best fiction conveys the richness of life.Why is Miami such a ripe setting for crime fiction?Chandler remains the greatest exponent of detective fiction.It can sometimes be difficult to tell fact from fiction.Anthony's first books were historical fiction.The really astonishing thing is how fiction and reality can blur.His first novel won a prize for modern fiction.So much modern fiction is full of sex and violence.The art of fiction is dead.Although it is a work of fiction, it is based on fact.Such issues are the subject of information books and works of fiction.The president denied that he was ill, labelling the report "pure fiction."Adopting the style of romantic fiction, she said, ''I love him passionately''.This small band of women writers dominated the romantic fiction market for a number of years.a science fiction novelThe fiction, however, reads like an attempt to break out of this self-imposed restriction.I'm taking a class in Victorian fiction.
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