fab·​ri·​ca·​tion ˌfa-bri-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce fabrication (audio)
: the act or process of fabricating
: a product of fabrication
especially : lie, falsehood

Examples of fabrication in a Sentence

her claim that she had been a nurse during the war proved to be a total fabrication the notion that the Colossus of Rhodes could straddle the harbor was a fabrication of medieval writers
Recent Examples on the Web There is no credible evidence for that poor-loser fabrication. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2024 Better known for designing smartphone processors based on Arm’s underlying technology and fabrication processes, Qualcomm has been working its way into mobile PCs for several years but not without significant challenges. Joe Osborne, PCMAG, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for fabrication 

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Word History


Middle English fabricacionne, borrowed from Latin fabricātiōn-, fabricātiō, from fabricāre, fabricārī "to fashion, shape, construct" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at fabricate

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fabrication was in the 15th century

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“Fabrication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabrication. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


fab·​ri·​ca·​tion ˌfab-ri-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce fabrication (audio)

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