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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The overall design is inspired by modern Mexico City with custom fabrications and materials. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: San Diego taco institution opens third location in Mission Valley," 12 Sep. 2019 Extending well below the knees, or sometimes right to the floor, the billowy skirt is perfect for scorching-hot days thanks to its breezy fabrication and ease of wear. Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Shows How to Do the Maxi Skirt for Fall," 4 Sep. 2019 The company now invested more than $250 million spent on site preparation work, final engineering and equipment purchases and fabrication. Marissa Luck, Houston Chronicle, "Venture Global's Calcasieu Pass LNG fully financed," 20 Aug. 2019 Improvised pre-electoral wordsmithing has produced an all-time award-winning marathon champion in miscues, malapropisms, and fabrications in Joe Biden. Conrad Black, National Review, "Today’s Campaign Rhetoric Is Not Exactly Cicero," 13 Aug. 2019 GuildWorks is a design, fabrication and installation firm. oregonlive.com, "Pickathon, GuildWorks establish memorial fund for arborists who died at music festival site," 13 Aug. 2019 The three toured several areas where students are learning skills for future careers, including the Terry Lutz Integrated Manufacturing Center, a new aesthetician lab, a fabrication lab and fire training area and human patient simulations lab. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rising importance of technical college prompts local visit by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes," 16 July 2019 The advanced manufacturing processes built into the Manassas fabrication plant are reflected in the plant's output. Wayne Rash, Ars Technica, "Manufacturing memory means scribing silicon in a sea of sensors," 21 June 2019 Many had to limit their output, like carmakers reliant on Renesas Electronics, a leading maker of engine-controlling chips whose wafer-fabrication plant sustained heavy damage. The Economist, "The technology industry is rife with bottlenecks," 6 June 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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