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
Recent Examples on the Web Ørsted’s agreement with Crystal Steel Fabricators in Federalsburg will establish the state’s first offshore wind steel fabrication center. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, 14 Oct. 2021 There was for example the Kensington Runestone, a 200-pound slab of greywacke stone covered in Viking runes that a Swedish immigrant miraculously turned up in rural Minnesota in 1898, but which experts even then agreed was a modern fabrication. Arthur Herman, National Review, 9 Oct. 2021 However, the source close to Spears previously told PEOPLE that the report is a complete fabrication. Daniela Avila, PEOPLE.com, 28 Aug. 2021 As a result, the cost of nuclear fuel is a small part of the overall cost of nuclear power, barely 10%, and most of that is fabrication. James Conca, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 Those eye-popping returns were a fabrication, the SEC claims. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 1 Sep. 2021 Hun Sen’s party, Sok Eysan, initially denied that the intrusion and exchange had taken place, saying the video clip was a fabrication. Sopheng Cheang, ajc, 18 Sep. 2021 Like Large, cofounder Manuel Jiménez García began experimenting with digital fabrication while studying for his master’s degree at the Architectural Association in London, before moving on to large-scale 3-D printing. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 11 Sep. 2021 VoxCell BioInnovation is developing a set of tools capable of fabricating Truly Biomimetic tissue models with vasculature for in vitro drug testing and allow for independent fabrication of vascularized models. Ali Shahbaz, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021

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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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22 Oct 2021

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“Fabrication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabrication. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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