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fictive

[fik-tiv] /ˈfɪk tɪv/
adjective
1.
fictitious; imaginary.
2.
pertaining to the creation of fiction:
fictive inventiveness.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; fict(ion) + -ive
Related forms
fictively, adverb
nonfictive, adjective
nonfictively, adverb
Can be confused
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Examples from the web for fictive
  • Books don't have tools to help readers make up that fictive world, and so they do it more with their own minds.
  • Naturally this is often fictive, but that matters little.
  • Descent-groups, whether real or fictive, loom large in the human imagination.
  • Thus the novel is an intriguing amalgam of meditation, fictive autobiography and numerous spy stories.
British Dictionary definitions for fictive

fictive

/ˈfɪktɪv/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or able to create fiction
2.
a rare word for fictitious
Derived Forms
fictively, adverb
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