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 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 Jarillo-Herrero’s group went about polishing every aspect of the fabrication process: from creating and cleaning the sheets, to lining them up at just the right angle, to pressing them into place. David H. Freedman, WIRED, "Physicists Are Bewitched by Twisted Graphene's 'Magic Angle'," 5 May 2019 Work on the construction, fabrication, manufacturing and engineering spaces and parking lot expansion was completed prior to the 2018-19 school year. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The first new school built in the Hamilton School District since 1999 will be dedicated before classes start," 7 Aug. 2019 Its main purpose is to be used as a fabrication space. John Benson, cleveland.com, "North Olmsted Waste Water Treatment Plant adding new building with vac truck purchase looming," 28 Feb. 2018 That’s where his skills as a designer and his love of fabrication came into play. Carlos Avila Gonzalez, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland skateboard designer finds vehicles for creativity," 11 Aug. 2019 Her statement about dropping out made no mention of her fabrications. Jason Silverstein, CBS News, "Florida House candidate admits to lying about treating Pulse shooting victims," 22 July 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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