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nonfiction

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noun non·fic·tion \-ˈfik-shən\

Simple Definition of nonfiction

  • : writing that is about facts or real events : all writing that is not fiction

Full Definition of nonfiction

  1. :  literature or cinema that is not fictional

non·fic·tion·al play \ˌnän-ˈfik-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of nonfiction

  1. He reads a lot of nonfiction.



1909

First Known Use of nonfiction

1909


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