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[fab-ri-key-shuh n]
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  1. the act or process of fabricating; manufacture.
  2. something fabricated, especially an untruthful statement: His account of the robbery is a complete fabrication.
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Origin of fabrication

First recorded in 1475–1500, fabrication is from the Latin word fabricātiōn- (stem of fabricātiō). See fabricate, -ion


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2. See fiction.
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Related Words

falsehood, myth, fiction, forgery, untruth, deceit, hogwash, jazz, figment, concoction, work, yarn, fib, opus, fake, invention, smoke, fable, line, artifact

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Word Origin and History for fabrication


c.1500, "manufacturing, construction," from Middle French fabrication and directly from Latin fabricationem (nominative fabricatio), noun of action from past participle stem of fabricare (see fabricate). Meaning "lying, falsehood, forgery" is from late 18c.

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