fabrication

noun
fab·ri·ca·tion | \ ˌfa-bri-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of fabrication 

1 : the act or process of fabricating

2 : a product of fabrication especially : lie, falsehood

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Synonyms & Antonyms for fabrication

Synonyms

fable, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie, mendacity, prevarication, story, tale, untruth, whopper

Antonyms

truth

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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 Eric Jennings, vice president and men's fashion director, Saks Fifth Avenue: “I'm excited by the dichotomy between ‘experimental’ and ‘wearable’ design in Milan this season. The collections have struck a wonderful chord between art and commerce, from the dark and daring of Neil Barrett to the fabric innovations of Ermenegildo Zegna, we've seen something here in Milan for all our customers. I've been especially inspired by the focus on ‘bleisure’ dressing this season: the seamless transition from business to leisure. I think this is really something American men are looking for right now. I'm also inspired by the use of technical fabrications and athletic details being utilized in clothing as well as sportswear. I think these innovations will definitely resonate with our customer.” —WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY(WWD) [NEXIS], June 23, 2010, Buyers Note Color, Wearability …, BYLINE: Emilie Marsh : Jean Scheidnes : Luisa Zargani; - with contributions by DAVIDE MAESTRI Unfortunately, there is little else about the Sixties that historians agree on, including when the era (as an ethos) began, when it ended, and what it ultimately meant. But they do concur that it was a most unusual and unusually significant decade in the nation’s evolution. Now, however, comes The Sixties Unplugged, by Gerard J. DeGroot, which rather defiantly interprets the decade’s prominence as more fabrication than fact, whose most salient feature was its lack of “coherent logic.” —“The Long Goodbye” P. 81, Arthur Krystal, HARPER’S MAGAZINE Vol. 317 No. 1901, October 2008 Mr. Roy said you weren’t allowed to write “fabrications” about the other candidates. So I told Mr. Roy that the thing about the head lice was true, and how it practically closed down the whole school when it happened. —“September” P. 48, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books, 2007 But it was only last year, after the Jayson Blair scandal rocked the New York Times, that Kelley's bosses took such concerns seriously. A preliminary probe this winter elicited only more deception from Kelley, who, it emerged, had asked acquaintances to pose as sources to corroborate his fictions. Kelley quit after that came to light, saying he was persecuted. The newspaper then began a more thorough investigation. A panel that included outside editors such as John Seigenthaler told staff gathered in the First Amendment dining room at USA Today headquarters near Washington last week that it had found evidence of fabrication in at least eight of Kelley’s best-known stories and nearly two dozen instances of blatant plagiarism. —“Notebook” P. 20, Douglas Waller, TIME Vol. 163 No. 13, March 29, 2004 But various Blair articles were eventually exposed, first as plagiarism, and eventually as outright fabrications, and in May 2003 Blair resigned —“Troubled Times” P. 13, Timothy Noah, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, December 26, 2004 A Liberian government spokesman denies all accusations about trading in illicit diamonds as "pure fabrication." —"In Search Of Hot Rocks" P. 32, Tom Masland, NEWSWEEK Vol. CXXXVI No. 2, July 10, 2000 He hasn't published self-conscious fabrications, like The Boston Globe, or, ahem, The New Republic. He's far more likely to be accurate than the talking heads on television. He does piggyback on others' stories, but he doesn't plagiarize them. —"TRB From Washington" P. 10, Andrew Sullivan, THE NEW REPUBLIC Vol. 223 No. 18, October 30, 2000
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The business, inMetal, has provided sheet metal fabrication and assembly for 60 years, according to its website, and offers other services such as CNC laser cutting, punching, and milling and robotic welding. Katie Camero, BostonGlobe.com, "Worker dies at metal plant after being freed from industrial machine," 12 July 2018 It's all been one big giant farce, total fabrication, conspiracy theory, designed to smear and undermine and delegitimize the president of the United States. Fox News, "Kellyanne Conway: Let's have a James Comey memo tour," 20 Apr. 2018 Spurs supporters are hoping that newly surfacing gossip about their Argentinian winger, Erik Lamela, are but fabrications. SI.com, "Tottenham Hotspur Fans Hope for Erik Lamela Stay as Clear-Out Rumours Begin to Gain Traction," 12 July 2018 The winner will receive $147,000 for the design, fabrication and installation of the work on the site. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "Vista Avenue is getting new public art sculptures. You can provide feedback on the designs.," 11 July 2018 That a digital fabrication company has opted for this absurdly manual process might seem counterintuitive. Adam Fisher, WIRED, "A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns," 10 July 2018 Without a backstory, Moratti’s couture can only be judged on its fabrications and presentation, which really runs the gamut. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Redemption Takes on Rock 'n' Roll at Its Parisian Couture Show," 9 July 2018 Such problems might be caused by anything from biased methods of data collection to outright fabrication. The Economist, "Computer algorithms can test the dodginess of published results," 14 June 2018 The works, which employ comic books in their fabrication, pack a visceral punch. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Videos of the female figure, an autobiographical exhibit and paintings of immigrant terrains," 17 May 2018

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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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fabrication

noun
fab·ri·ca·tion | \ ˌfab-ri-ˈkā-shən \

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