nonfiction etymology

English word nonfiction comes from English fiction, English non-

Detailed word origin of nonfiction

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fiction English (eng) (legal) A legal fiction.. (uncountable) A verbal or written account that is not based on actual events (often intended to mislead).. Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.
non- English (eng) Used in the sense of not, to negate the meaning of the word to which it is prefixed.
nonfiction English (eng) Written works intended to give facts, or true accounts of real things and events. Often used attributively.

Words with the same origin as nonfiction

Descendants of fiction
Descendants of non-
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