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 Phoebe encounters both Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis and combines the two men in a nasty little fabrication that will mess with Martin’s head. Thomas Mallon, WSJ, "‘Inside Story’ Review: Life, Unplotted," 16 Oct. 2020 And in yet another fabrication, supporters of Mr. Trump said an elite cabal planned to block them from entering polling locations on Election Day. Davey Alba, New York Times, "Riled Up: Misinformation Stokes Calls for Violence on Election Day," 13 Oct. 2020 One group member recognized the story as a fabrication. AZCentral.com, "How a group that began by sharing racist memes, violent fantasies on Facebook became a force in Arizona politics," 1 Oct. 2020 The only remnants of the fabrication process are a single, straight and unfinished weld down the sides of each candle, where the original fabric seams were. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian Magazine, "In Washington, D.C., Towering Candles Shine as a Beacon of Hope in Dark Times," 2 Sep. 2020 Tenants in the Pivot center will include the Cleveland Museum of Art’s community arts program, which hosts projects including fabrication of floats and costumes for the annual Parade the Circle event in University Circle. Steven Litt, cleveland, "ICA-Art Conservation announces move from hip Hingetown area to new Pivot Center for arts in Astrup Building," 3 Oct. 2020 So to say the Dolphins had big plans for Gaskin would be a fabrication. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, "Kelly: Dolphins adopt ‘You Keep What You Kill’ approach to playing time | Commentary," 1 Oct. 2020 The report of a third ton of heroin successfully trafficked through the Balkans had been a fabrication. Alexander Clapp, The New Republic, "The Vampire Ship," 28 Sep. 2020 Poliakine visited South Korea this month to explore a site for a joint chip-fabrication plant. Sohee Kim, Bloomberg.com, "X-Ray Startup Enlists SK Hynix to Disrupt Century-Old Market," 11 Sep. 2020

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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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The first known use of fabrication was in the 15th century

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21 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Fabrication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabrication. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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

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