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.

Nearby words

  1. ficoll-hypaque technique,
  2. ficosis,
  3. fict.,
  4. fictile,
  5. fiction,
  6. fictionalization,
  7. fictionalize,
  8. fictioneer,
  9. fictionist,
  10. fictionize

Origin of fictional

First recorded in 1840–45; fiction + -al1

Related formsfic·tion·al·ly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for fictional

fictional

adj.

"pertaining to fiction," 1843, from fiction + -al (1). Earlier fictitious also was used in this sense (1773).

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