fab·​ri·​ca·​tion | \ ˌfa-bri-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce fabrication (audio) \

Definition of fabrication

1 : the act or process of fabricating
2 : a product of fabrication especially : lie, falsehood

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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

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Work on the construction, fabrication, manufacturing and engineering spaces and parking lot expansion was completed prior to the 2018-19 school year. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The first new school built in the Hamilton School District since 1999 will be dedicated before classes start," 7 Aug. 2019 Its main purpose is to be used as a fabrication space. John Benson, cleveland.com, "North Olmsted Waste Water Treatment Plant adding new building with vac truck purchase looming," 28 Feb. 2018 That’s where his skills as a designer and his love of fabrication came into play. Carlos Avila Gonzalez, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland skateboard designer finds vehicles for creativity," 11 Aug. 2019 Her statement about dropping out made no mention of her fabrications. Jason Silverstein, CBS News, "Florida House candidate admits to lying about treating Pulse shooting victims," 22 July 2019 In 2016, for example, six workers were fired after an investigation revealed that nearly half of the track-inspection department had engaged in a pattern of fabrication and negligence that led to a derailment that July. Washington Post, "Metro Red Line crash was pivotal event for agency and other U.S. subway systems," 29 June 2019 The referendum also included a new front-of-school addition for classrooms and office relocations, parking lot expansion and an addition and renovation to the construction, fabrication, manufacturing and engineering spaces at Hamilton High School. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The first new school built in the Hamilton School District since 1999 will be dedicated before classes start," 7 Aug. 2019 Influential observers believe that Johnson’s fabrications and exaggerations about European Union regulations helped shape populist antipathy to what many Britons perceived of as an overbearing, rigid EU. Luke Reader, The Conversation, "Is Boris Johnson, Britain’s new prime minister, anti-immigrant, a homophobe, a bigot – or just politically expedient?," 24 July 2019 The individual ions are identical, which helps with fabrication, and ion traps give you more time to perform a calculation before the qubits become overwhelmed with noise from the environment. Quanta Magazine, "Quantum Supremacy Is Coming: Here’s What You Should Know," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of fabrication

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fabrication

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

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

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