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Fiction (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Fiction
Used for/see from:
  • Stories
  • Tales
See also:

Baldick, C. Oxford dictionary of literary terms, c2008 (Fiction: the general term for invented stories, now usually applied to novels, short stories, novellas, romances, fables and other narrative works in prose, even though most plays and narrative poems are also fictional.)

Britannica online, April 12, 2012 (Fiction: literature created from the imagination, not presented as fact, though it may be based on a true story or situation. Types of literature in the fiction genre include the novel, short story, and novella. The word is from the Latin fictiō, "the act of making, fashioning, or molding.")