fictionalism

noun fic·tion·al·ism \-shənəlˌizəm, -shnəˌli-\
variants: less commonly

fictionism

\-shəˌnizəm\

Definition of fictionalism

plural

-s

  1. :  a theory describing or advocating the use of fictions (see fiction 6c)

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