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

Example Sentences

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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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 9 Feb. 2023.

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

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