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confection

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noun con·fec·tion \kən-ˈfek-shən\

Simple Definition of confection

  • : a very sweet food

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of confection

  1. 1 :  the act or process of confecting

  2. 2 :  something confected: as a :  a fancy dish or sweetmeat; also :  a sweet food b :  a medicinal preparation usually made with sugar, syrup, or honey c :  a work of fine or elaborate craftsmanship d :  a light but entertaining theatrical, cinematic, or literary work

Examples of confection in a sentence

  1. an assortment of delicious cakes and other confections

  2. <following the main course there were assorted confections so delicious-looking as to tempt even determined dieters>



Did You Know?

A "confection" is "confected" from several different ingredients or elements. Most confections are sweet, but the word can also be used to refer to any finely worked piece of craftsmanship. In other words, the lacy box containing chocolate confections can be a confection itself. The verb "confect" (meaning "put together from varied material") comes from Latin confectus, the past participle of conficere, meaning "to prepare." "Conficere" joins the prefix con- with the common Latin verb facere, meaning "to make" or "to do." "Factory," "manufacture," and "benefactor" are among the many relations.

15th Century

First Known Use of confection

15th century


CONFECTION Defined for Kids

confection

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noun con·fec·tion \kən-ˈfek-shən\

Definition of confection for Students

  1. :  a very fancy and usually sweet food




Medical Dictionary

confection

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noun con·fec·tion \kən-ˈfek-shən\

Medical Definition of confection

  1. :  a medicinal preparation usually made with sugar, syrup, or honey—called also electuary





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