fictional

[ fik-shuh n-l ]
/ ˈfɪk ʃən l /

adjective

invented as part of a work of fiction: Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective.
of, like, or characterized by fiction: He used a fictional situation to explain the subject.

Origin of fictional

First recorded in 1840–45; fiction + -al1

Related forms

fic·tion·al·ly, adverb
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